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Stop Mottram bypass wrecking the climate and Green Belt

Peter Fox
By Peter Fox
24th September 2023

The government has given the green light to the A57 Link Roads (part of the so-called ‘Trans Pennine Upgrade Programme’). If built, this new roads project could become one of the most environmentally damaging ever constructed in Britain.

Our neighbours at CPRE Peak District and South Yorkshire have been raising funds to protect the Peak District National Park and Manchester’s Green Belt from the new route, the Mottram bypass.

In a recent development, there is now a scheduled court date for the hearing – 3 / 4 October – which is sooner than expected, and means CPRE’s lawyers are required to work quickly to prepare the final arguments.

‘Low Carbon Travel’ plans for Glossopdale and Longdendale would address the issues of traffic and climate emissions by removing through traffic of heavy lorries, improving travel for bus users, walkers, wheelers and cyclists, and reducing air pollution. In order for this to become a reality, they first need to win the case.

Find out more about the plans and how you can support the campaign here.