As you may know, Long Marsh Lane in Lancaster will eventually become a no-through road for cars. There will be barriers (permeable to cyclists) beside the railway bridge and some form of turning head outside Giant Axe field so that vehicles can turn round. This stopping-up of Long Marsh Lane was one of the conditions of planning permission for a development on St George’s Quay.
Dynamo has checked with the City and County Councils to find out when we might expect to see this happen; this is the response, which we received very quickly:
I can advise that the s278 Highway Agreement is almost ready for signing. The requirements for the works in terms of timeframe was varied on a subsequent planning consent (19/00842/VCN). It is hoped that the works should be carried out within 6 months of the signing of the Highway Agreement.
So, it’s in the pipeline but it’s not imminent. When it is in place, it will come as a relief to at least one Dynamo member, who frequently has to joust with rat-runners to cross from the Giant Axe to Vicarage Fields paths.