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Heysham - M6 Link Road approval challenged

8th April, 2013

Anti M6 Link Road campaigners said they were mounting a legal challenge against the government’s recent approval for the link which will provide a direct route from the Port of Heysham to the M6 motorway.

David Gate, chair of Transport Solutions for Lancaster and Morecambe (TSLM), said that the government’s decision is “flawed”, and breaks its own laws about CO2 emmissions.

He also said the argument that the road would assist the construction of a third nuclear power station at Heysham has been “undermined by the withdrawal from the scene of energy company EDF”.

Lancashire County Council’s plans for the £123m Heysham M6 Link Road were approved by the government last month and contractor Costain hopes to start work in July.

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