Wakefield Express, Wednesday 27 November 2019
Under the banner heading of "Plan to build £100m link road round Featherstone to be discussed" it seems that "Senior Wakefield councillors are set to sign off extra funding for a new link road around the south of Featherstone."
Flockton Bypass campaigner, David Rawling commented on social media:
"Yet Wakefield Council don't think a bypass for Flockton is a good idea, at almost a tenth of the cost, benefitting Netherton and neighbouring areas. Would cost them nothing either!!"
When Martyn Bolt (Town Mayor, Mirfield Town Council) asked about a recent meeting with Wakefield's Cllr. Morley* and Flockton's Cllr. Kathryn Middleton, she said:
"He was concerned about the impact on Bretton. Bretton considered in isolation!! 460 residents put before the 14,000 in Sitlington, Flockton, Horbury Bridge and Emley."
Martyn Bolt posted some related news links on social media:
*Cllr. Matthew Morley – Wakefield Council's Cabinet Member for Transport and Highways.