James Airey welcomes Kendal Northern Access Route business case bid

Councillor James Airey, the Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Westmorland and Lonsdale, has welcomed news that Transport for North has submitted an application by Cumbria County Council for funding to develop of an Outline Business Case for a Kendal Northern Access Route.

Commenting, James Airey said: “The last major bypass building scheme in South Lakeland, the High and Low Newton bypass, was approved in 2003. In the intervening 15-years, new-road building projects have been approved and delivered in Carlisle, Distington and Lancaster.

“In 2017 I brought the Transport Secretary to Kendal to make the case for a Northern Access Route and am delighted that, two years later, the county council is at last doing what it needs to do to progress this important new infrastructure project for our area.”