A57 Mottram bypass in Peak District approved

The High Court has rejected a legal attempt by the countryside charity CPRE to stop the A57 Mottram Bypass from being built.

The A57 link road project in the Peak District was approved by the Transport Secretary, but the CPRE claimed there were issues with the way cumulative carbon assessments were carried out, along with local plans, and also questioned how the assessment of alternatives and their impact on the green belt have been considered. The High Court rejected these claims.

The Glossop Chronicle quotes High Peak Conservative MP Robert Largan (pictured) welcoming the decision: “The High Court has just issued a ruling on the legal challenge to try and block the Mottram Bypass.

“I am delighted to report that the legal challenge has been rejected.

“I am just waiting for clarification from the Department for Transport and National Highways to check if there are any further outstanding legal judgements… However, this judgement is very good news.”

You can read the full judgement here.

(Picture – Robert Largan’s X page)


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