The Secretary of State for Transport has confirmed the Worcestershire County Council Southern Link Road (Worcester) CPO.
In doing so he has accepted the Inspector’s recommendation and conclusion that there is an urgent need for the scheme which will support growth in the Worcestershire economy by easing congestion, thereby reducing travel times and costs and improving the performance and attractiveness of the southern relief road as a bypass for Worcester’s congested City Centre. It will also improve access to the strategic road network and key international hubs, such as Birmingham International Airport.
Most importantly it will unlock development at the South Worcester Urban Extension site, supporting delivery of around 23,200 new dwellings and 25,000 new jobs across South Worcestershire.
John Hobson QC represented Worcestershire County Council