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WYG secures planning permission for £6m road scheme

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Professional services firm WYG has secured planning permission for a £6 million road development scheme in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

WYG will support the development of Wakefield Council’s new Glasshoughton Southern Link Road, which starts this week.

The new development aims to improve congestion on local roads and includes a residential scheme for 1,300 new homes. It will also create sustainable facilities for cyclists and pedestrians, helping to improve local air quality and benefiting local wildlife through the creation of wetland and planting of bee-friendly wildflowers.

The development scheme is part of the Leeds City Region’s £1 billion-plus local growth deal, which will enable the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to deliver local economic growth, improving access to better jobs, housing, and transport services.

Tracey Brewer, associate director at WYG, said: “It’s an important scheme because it will, on the one hand, supply much-needed housing, but on the other also act as a cornerstone for ongoing economic growth in both Glasshoughton and the resurgent Castleford area.”

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