Community Parish Council

Highways England Meeting: Our Preferred Route

A group of Parish Councillors and and local residents recently met with a team from Highways England to propose an alternative route to their published “preferred route.” As our community was only offered one option which many might not fully appreciate the implications of, we wanted to suggest a completely northern route behind the MOD buildings, through a valley and eventually returning to the straight part of the old road beyond Sandford road end.

We think their proposal would increase noise, air and visual pollution, reduce property prices and take away the army/community playing field and create huge bridges which would be higher than the railway line embankment.

Warcop Parish Council intends to send out a questionnaire to all residents soon n which we will ask people to consider whether they prefer the Highways England option I or our northern option I (north).