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Cross-Party Support Secured For Kendal Northern Development Route Plans

Cumbria Conservative group leader has secured cross-party support for Kendal's northern development route proposals.

James Airey says the road will provide much needed relief to the traffic problems in Kendal town centre and improve access to the industrial heartland to the north of the town.

Councillor Airey, who campaigned for the road during the General Election earlier this year said: “When I met with Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling back at the beginning of the year to outline my plans, it was very clear that a Northern Development Route needed united commitment from local politicians and financial commitment from our local authorities to be able to progress."

The proposals to build the road have since been described by Mr Grayling as "credible".

Cllr Airey continued: “Following my call for a united front, I have now been able to secure cross-party support at a meeting of the South Lakes Local Committee of Cumbria County Council this morning.

"My colleagues and I have also put forward enough cash to take this vital project to the next stage."

Last month, South Lakes MP Tim Farron also joined the calls to make the route a reality.

The Northern Development route would be a two-mile bypass from the A591 across to the A6.

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