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Controversial plans for traffic lights on Lincoln’s Inn Bridge in Sedbergh scrapped after local councillors intervene

September 10, 2020 2:43 PM

Unpopular plans for traffic lights on Lincoln's Inn Bridge in Sedbergh have been axed following pressure from local councillors.

The proposals, which many local residents feared would cause huge disruption, were part of a Department for Transport scheme to improve safety on the A684 which runs from Kendal to Sedbergh.

Local Lib Dem county councillor Nick Cotton made representation to the county council, the authority tasked with carrying out the Department for Transport scheme, advising them not to go ahead with the traffic lights.

Welcoming the news, local Lib Dem district councillor Ian Mitchell said: "I'm delighted that working across political parties, with our MP and Sedbergh parish council we have managed to stop this.

"We listened to local people and changed something that no one wanted."

Local MP Tim Farron said: "This was yet another case of the Government down in Westminster thinking it knows what's best for local people in Sedbergh.

"My inbox has been inundated with local residents who had grave concerns about these plans, and so I'm delighted that after much pressure from local councillors including Ian Mitchell, Nick Cotton and Suzie Pye that the traffic lights will no longer be going ahead."