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Work starts to regenerate the former Prince of Wales colliery site in Pontefract. (P513L350)

Work starts to regenerate the former Prince of Wales colliery site in Pontefract. (P513L350)

Residents are being urged to give their views on Pontefract’s new Northern Link Road at consultation events next week.

Work to build 900 homes - along with shops and businesses - on the former Prince of Wales Colliery site in Pontefract began last month.

The scheme will also pave the way for a new 1.5km link road between the former pit site and Monkhill.

Wakefield Council will hold drop-in events where people can find out more about the plans, along with details of changes to Town End junction and junction 32 of the M62.

Coun Denise Jeffery, cabinet member for regeneration and economic growth, said: “We want to encourage as many people as possible to come along and view the plans for the schemes and speak to ourselves and Harworth Estates about the plans.

“The new road will help ease traffic congestion in Pontefract, improve transport links and tie in with improvements proposed at junctions on Pontefract Road and Town End as well as improvements to Monkhill railway station.”

The first event will be held at Ladybalk WMC, Ladybalk Lane, Pontefract, on Thursday, January 30, from 3pm to 7pm.

Residents can also give their views on the plans at St Giles’ Church, Market Place, Pontefract, on Friday, January 31 from 3pm to 7pm.

The link road plans will be on show in the main entrance of Pontefract Town Hall from Monday, February 3 to Friday, February 7 between 9.30am to 4.30pm .

The plans can also be seen on the council’s website www.wakefield.gov.uk from Thursday January 30.

 

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