A66 Upgrade Community Parish Council

A66 Changes Consultation

Just a reminder that the consultation period on NH’s proposed changes to the DCO has started and ends on the 27th February. There is a consultation meeting at Warcop Parish Hall on Wednesday 1st February, 3 – 7pm. I hope that you will attend if possible and then respond either online or via paper copies. 

From what I can see, most of the changes seem sensible and straightforward, and the most significant perhaps is the re-design of the Langrigg junction, as well as a reduction of the Warcop junction near the army playing field.. However, no sign here of the section from Café 66 to Dyke Nook Cottage being put behind the line of trees, or the maintaining of the existing Brough Hill Fair site. It will be interesting to examine the drawings of the new Warcop junction in greater detail than the brochure gives.

Here are a couple of useful links and the dates of all the public meetings:

A66 Northern TransPennine Project Proposed Change Consultation Brochure January 2023.pdf (

A66 Northern Trans-Pennine DCO Design Application Change Consultation 2023 – Page 1 of 3 – National Highways – Citizen Space

Gilling West Village Hall, High St, Gilling West, Richmond, DL10 5JJ



Kirkby Thore Memorial Hall, Kirkby Thore, CA10 1UE



Warcop Village Hall, Appleby-in-Westmorland, CA16 6NX



Penrith Methodist Church, Wordsworth St, Penrith, CA11 7QY

Hope this is useful.

Best wishes,