Herefordshire Council pulled the review of a revised capital investment plan from the agenda during its full council meeting on Friday, 13 October. The agenda item was withdrawn to allow Leader of the Council and the Cabinet more time to consider feedback from both councillors and the public.

The revised capital programme initially slated for discussion included key areas of focus such as road resurfacing, the Southern Link Road, economic development in market towns like Ross-On-Wye, and the refurbishment of Shirehall. “The withdrawal of the agenda item at full Council means that this will allow the Leader and the Cabinet additional time to consider the feedback received from councillors and members of the public,” said an official statement.

The delay in discussing the capital investment plan means more time to assess the viability and impact of these projects. While the council hasn’t yet set a new date for reviewing this agenda item, the decision highlights the importance the council is placing on public and councillor feedback.