Hélène Rossiter – 2022 Statement on National Highways Breaking Planning Law

The statement made by Hélène Rossiter on behalf of National Highways on 16 June 2022 following the infilling of a railway bridge at Great Musgrave without planning permission.

We respect Eden district council’s decision regarding our planning application to retain the works at Great Musgrave, and will not be appealing.

We have listened to the feedback on this issue and earlier this year amended our processes to ensure full planning permission is sought before carrying out work like this in the future.

We will also no longer consider the infilling of any structures as part of our future plans, unless there is absolutely no alternative.