The City Council’s case officer for the River Lune works has recommended that the Planning & Highways Regulatory Committee should approve the planning application at its meeting on 12 November, on the condition that there is a “Scheme for alternative cycle route to be provided during the construction period [of approximately fifteen months]”.
You can read the full report here; the relevant section is 7.7, and the conditions under which approval is recommended are on the final two pages.
This is perhaps the best we can expect under the circumstances, although it would have been nice to know exactly what the “scheme” will be.
Thank you to everyone who contacted the City Council to stress the importance of keeping a protected route open for cyclists during the construction works.
Update: Dynamo will be speaking at the 12 November meeting.