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National Highways is seeking planning permission to infill a number of disused railway bridges and tunnels, following consultation with its Stakeholder Advisory Forum (SAF) and approval from the Minister for Roads. Some structures will also be demolished.

This page provides links to the application pages on the relevant local authority's planning portal. If you are within the consultation period, you can submit comments about the proposal.

CFH1/12 Rudgate bridge

Ref ZG2024/0183/FUL: Structural infilling of former railway bridge using engineering fill and foam concrete, with an associated embankment formed on the eastern side with associated works to trees in the 'TPO 2a/1982 Newton Kyme' and replacement planting on land off A659.

The HRE Group's representation


PJM/8 Clifton Hall Tunnel

Ref PA/2024/0187: Drilling of boreholes and infilling of voids in two sections of the disused and substantially infilled railway tunnel.

The HRE Group's representation

The Decision Notice


END/709 Station Road bridge

Ref 24/00363/FUL: Structural infilling of former railway bridge using lightweight fill and foamed concrete, and the infilling of an associated 'bowl void', immediately to the north, to support the proposed infill under the bridge.

The HRE Group's representation


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The HRE Group is an alliance of walking, cycling and heritage campaigners, engineers and greenway developers who regard the Historical Railways Estate’s structures to be strategically valuable in the context of building a better future.

Last updated 6 May 2024
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