Falstaff wrote:I don't think there would be huge danger of "infilling" by developers between Hertford and a bypass if there are no junctions off it between Cole Green and the A10 and it is sufficiently far away from the town.
This is what the draft Local Transport Plan has to say about a Hertford Bypass (the bold emphasis is mine):
"Highway bypass north or south of Hertford to reroute the A414 and connect with the A10 east of the town. The scheme would be delivered in conjunction with the Sustainable Travel Town proposal for the town, which would utilise traffic reductions and road space no longer needed in the town to deliver significant improvements in walking, cycling and passenger transport provision.The scheme is needed because traffic levels and congestion on the A414 through the town limits further growth of the town, which would otherwise result in a severe deterioration in journey times and reliability, and the further deterioration in the quality of the urban environment. The scheme should enable further growth of Hertford beyond that currently included in the emerging East Hertfordshire Local Plan
. This should be a consideration in the further development of the scheme given its potential to strengthen the case for the scheme and fund its delivery. As with other Sustainable Travel Towns this scheme also provides the potential for greater housing density and car free development in the town, which should also be a consideration in Local Plan development. The scheme will be investigated further as part of the A414 Corridor Strategy."