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Planned M6 road link

The planned M6/Heysham road link will run straight through the small village of Torrisholme, causing major disruption to the residents and will pass a few hundred metres from Torrishome Barrow.

The County Council's planning application admits that there will be "moderate to slight adverse effects" upon the site and that there will increased visual and noise disprution. The heart of village will be cut in 2 and houses which once looked out over green fields will have a 4 lane highway passing by their bedroom windows.

As the road passes through the village (and cuts straight through the grounds of the College where I work) it will be raised above the current road level, thus impacting upon the views from the top of the Barrow which allow a 360 degree view of the area, across to Lancaster and Morecambe Bay.

Locally, few people believe that this monster road will benefit the local area, our MP (Labour) has called it a "white elephant" and the impact it will have upon the life of the residents and the local FE College will be huge.

We have few prehistoric sites of note in this area as it is (the Romans were busy round here!) and the Barrow isn't particularly renowned but this is just another example of big business and government thinking the "little people" don't count. There is huge opposition to the road locally as we all know it is LOCAL traffic which causes the problems and this link will not ease any of this.

Local campaigners have set up a lobbying group - details can be found here:
Vicster Posted by Vicster
6th January 2007ce

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