Category Archives: Local areas

Objection to planning application at Hillside Farm

There is a planning application (17/01307/FUL) for the erection of a food production facility at Hillside Farm, Heaton-with-Oxcliffe.  Desperately seeking funding for a Heysham-Lancaster route, Dynamo has objected to the application as follows: This development, by the admission of its … Continue reading

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Lancaster, Heysham and Morecambe route study

Dynamo has been invited to a workshop next week “to inform the production of a Cycling and Walking Route Study which is examining opportunities along the main corridors between Lancaster, Heysham and Morecambe”. Naturally, our first thought is of our proposed … Continue reading

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Cycle routes during closure of Greyhound Bridge

Lancashire County Council have issued a leaflet setting out the changes to traffic circulation for the six months’ (starting early 2018) closure of the Greyhound Bridge in Lancaster for maintenance. Basically, all existing shared-use paths will remain open. Skerton Bridge … Continue reading

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A good news bulletin! The slippery approach to the Millennium Bridge from St George’s Quay (where a Dynamo member broke his hip last winter) has been resurfaced: and a gate has been installed at the very end of the quay … Continue reading

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Funding for the Lancaster-Heysham route?

A Dynamo member drew our attention to the fund established by DONG Energy as part of the Walney Island offshore wind farm extension.  It’s not an enormous fund, but it covers our area and local authorities are allowed to make … Continue reading

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More planning applications

Dynamo has objected to two planning applications: 17/01121/VCN for student accommodation at 47/51 North Road, Lancaster, on the grounds that the promised Section 106 funding for improved transport links from the original application (13/01274/FUL from April 2014) have not yet … Continue reading

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Analysis of A6 accident data

Paul has analysed the data Dynamo recently received from Lancashire Constabulary on accidents around the A6 involving cyclists for the years 2009 and 2016.  (We had previously received data for earlier years – you can view them here.) Paul’s analysis is here.  In summary, as … Continue reading

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