A footbridge over part of Worcester's Southern Link Road took a step forward in November when Worcestershire County Council's Cabinet agreed to forward fund the building of the bridge.
This means that progress can be made with the next step of the planning process ahead of the funding being delivered from the developers building houses as part of the South Worcester Urban Extension.
Councillor Ken Pollock, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Economy and Infrastructure said: "A foot and cycle bridge to link the proposed development to the south of the A4440 Southern Link Road and Worcester City is much needed.
"It's great that we are now able to move forward with the process and start to share our plans for the Broomhall Way Footbridge. Once complete, it will enable full accessibility between the new development area, St Peters and beyond."
Ahead of the formal planning application being made early in 2019, Worcestershire County Council are keen to share proposed plans for the new bridge with local residents and businesses.
The Council will be holding a public information session at St Peter's Baptist Church, Worcester on Friday 7th December between 10am and 7pm. Members of the project team will be on hand to answer questions about the proposed plans.
For those unable to attend the session, the proposed plans can be viewed online on the Broomhall Way Footbridge page of the Council's website and any comments can be made by emailing email@example.com up until the 21 December 2019.
It is hoped that the application will be considered at the Planning and Regulatory Committee in spring 2019 and, if the planning application is successful, construction of the footbridge could begin in summer 2019, with completion in early 2020.