Essex Road is the main route in and out of Hoddesdon Business Park. The business park is an important income generator in Hertfordshire. However, it's restricted by a narrow road bridge (6 metres wide) over the New River.
The new bridge is expected to be open by Spring 2021.
Funding has been allocated for the project by the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership due to the importance of the Hoddesdon Business Park to the local economy. Hertfordshire County Council and Broxbourne Borough Council are contributing to the project from existing funds held from other developments in the area.
The pre-planning consultation for this scheme was undertaken 15 November – 15 December 2017 and is now closed.
View the pre-planning consultation documents
We received planning permission for the scheme in April 2019 and we are in the process of discharging planning conditions.
Use reference no: PL\0962\18 to view the full application.
We are now in this stage.
We have secured funding from the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Hertfordshire County Council and the Borough of Broxbourne.
The new bridge is expected to be open by spring 2021.
The above timings are subject to change, for example, if there's a change to funding.