07 Mar '18, 9am

Peak District faces 'motorway by stealth' - new guest blog from Anne Robinson @FriendsofPeak

Highways England have now started a 6-week statutory consultation on the upgrade to the A628 trunk road corridor . This includes a dual carriageway bypass of Mottram village from M67 J4 to a new roundabout on Mottram Moor; and a new A57(T) to A57 link single carriageway from a roundabout on Mottram Moor to a new junction on A57 near Woolley Bridge. The route would run straight through the green fields in the photo above. As with previous informal consultations there is very little evidence on which to make an informed opinion. A full application will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate by the end of the year for a Development Consent Order. However, it is clear that the proposed scheme would only bypass Mottram cross-roads and do little to relieve the traffic conditions through Tintwistle, Hollingworth and up Mottram Moor until the roundabout is reached. Traffic flow...

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