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Controversial Peak District road scheme may be revived


Andrew Forster
17 February 2017
The villages are blighted by heavy traffic
The villages are blighted by heavy traffic


A controversial trunk road scheme on the western edge of the Peak District National Park looks set to be revived by Highways England, with the backing of local authorities. 

The Mottram, Hollingworth and Tintwistle bypass was abandoned by the Government in 2009 but Derbyshire County Council says local authorities in Greater Manchester and Sheffield City Region both want the project reinstated to the road programme. 

All three villages suffer from heavy traffic. Mottram lies on the A57...

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