Local planning officials have urged Eden District Council to refuse National Highways’ application to retain the controversial infill at Great Musgrave bridge.
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New Civil Engineer writes:
With a formal decision due next week, the council’s assistant development director has recommended that it be refused as it causes “considerable harm” to the structure’s appearance and “fails to complement or enhance the area”. If the council does vote against the application, National Highways would be required to remove the infill….
The infilling… also effectively ended longstanding plans to establish a link between two heritage railways in Cumbria’s Eden Valley.
… Eden District Council informed National Highways that it would have to apply for retrospective planning permission….
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