Link road bid nearing final stages

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Compulsory purchase orders to allow a controversial Lancashire link road to be completed are set to be filed to the Infrastructure Planning Commission.

Lancashire County Council is preparing the final stages of the completion of the Heysham M6 Link.

Members of the council’s cabinet will hear at a meeting in County Hall today that council leader Coun Geoff Driver and highways cabinet member Coun Tim Ashton have approved “the submission of an application to the IPC for development consent under the Planning Act 2008, for the completion of the Heysham to M6 Link.” The submission includes details of land which will be needed under Compulsory Purchase Orders.

The link road has sparked controversy, with campaigners who are against the scheme saying it will not solve traffic problems in Lancaster but will destroy swathes of green land.