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MP welcomes Transport for the North call for money for Kendal Northern Development Route

February 4, 2019 10:02 AM

Local MP Tim Farron has welcomed the news that Transport for the North have called on the Government to allocate funding for a northern relief road for Kendal.

In their new Strategic Transport Plan, the statutory body have put forward numerous proposals to be given investment including a new link between the A6 and A591 to the north of Kendal.

Back in 2017, Cumbria County Council produced a Kendal Strategic Transport Infrastructure Study which identified a bypass in the north of the town as the best option for tackling congestion and pollution, as well as unlocking economic potential.

Tim said: "It's great news that Transport for the North have put their weight behind a bypass for Kendal.

"It would genuinely create new business opportunities while completely improving the traffic flow within town, making it a much safer and peaceful place to be.

"This is something that we've been lobbying for, for far too long - the Conservative Government need to stop sitting on the fence and back the bid for a northern relief road for Kendal."