TSLM have been professional throughout

Prime Minister David Cameron (centre) meets David Morris MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale (right) and Eric Ollerenshaw MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood, as they discuss a link road from the M6 to Heysham during a tour of the north east and north west of England. Photo : Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Prime Minister David Cameron (centre) meets David Morris MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale (right) and Eric Ollerenshaw MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood, as they discuss a link road from the M6 to Heysham during a tour of the north east and north west of England. Photo : Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Something that has been apparent to me throughout TSLM’s fight against the Heysham M6 Link Road, is how professional they have been.

They have been polite with their arguments, even when they don’t agree with other people’s opinions.

They have never stooped to personal or offensive insults, unlike many of the pro-road people who write to the press, and the many people who leave offensive comments on the press website without their true names.

Lancashire County Council have, on many occasions, admitted that this road will not alleviate city congestion.

It will take some traffic off the bridges, but traffic will also increase on many other roads.

If the road is completed, all Morecambe bound traffic will end up on Morecambe Road, whether it be travelling on the Link Road, or Morecambe Road.

We need sustainable solutions to traffic problems, and another bridge over the River Lune in Lancaster, not Halton. This road will do nothing for the traffic through Lancaster going to Luneside Industrial Site on the Quay, or for Galgate or the University.

Where will all the traffic go when the development on the Quay is finished? On to the Marsh? LCC will have wasted taxpayers’ money on the HGV route to Heysham, and I imagine it will be some time before money is spent on this area again, or anywhere else in Lancashire for that matter.

Thank you to all concerned at TSLM for putting up such a good fight for the majority of people in the area, and for the environment.

Thank you also to the thousands of people, and the businesses, who have supported TSLM both financially, and in writing letters of objection over the years.

Maybe if we’d still had Geraldine Smith as our MP, we wouldn’t be in this sad state now.

Many people are in for a big shock if this out-dated road actually happens.

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