Following planning approval in Jan 2018 (during which many objections were supported by Councillors), Herts Highways are now developing the next phase: the A119 roundabout and the section between Heath Mount School and the Stony Hills junction. They have published a side roads order (documents can be downloaded from the web link below). This is a statutory process that must be consulted on prior to making changes to any side or access roads. They have conceded installing a cyclists' bypass to the A119 roundabout, but proposals for the Heath Mount School to Stony Hills section are unchanged.
The "improvement" of the road between the Sacombe Pound and Stony Hills junctions will lead to increased traffic speeds and volumes, making conditions for cyclists worse when cycling between these junctions, or crossing into Sacombe Park.
ANY PERSON may object to the confirmation of the Order by notice to the Secretary of State for Transport, National Transport Casework Team, Department for Transport, Tyneside House, Skinnerburn Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7AR, not later than 25 October 2019, stating the grounds of their objection.