Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Village Bypass Goes to Public Inquiry

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Village Bypass Goes to Public Inquiry

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A decision on a long-awaited bypass for a Northumberland village will be made after a public inquiry, it was announced yesterday.

Ten objections have been made about the planned A69 bypass at Haydon Bridge following a three-day consultation in July, which unveiled the pounds 24m plans.

During the exhibition residents were able to take a virtual tour of the proposed route, which would take the A69 round the south side of the village, between its junctions of the A686 and West Rattenraw.

The Highways Agency was unable to say yesterday when the inquiry will be held or how long it was expected to last.

Those fighting for the bypass said the news was not unexpected and added they would now be putting together their case.

Eileen Charlton, of Greenwich Gardens, said: "I am one of eight people who has been invited to make representations for the bypass at the inquiry. There will be quite a lot of support from the village."

Haydon Bridge has been fighting for a bypass for 70 years with the first plans made back in 1978. …

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