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Network Rail – Level Crossing Closure
Network Rail have sent leaflets to every household in Copmanthorpe explaining their proposal to close the level crossing towards the north of the village. The leaflet goes on to describe their two preferred options for alternative routes across the line (a bridge further up the line at Yorkfield Lane or an additional pedestrian/cycle bridge attached to the side of the existing road bridge at Temple Lane).
In 2015 the Parish Council, Ward Councillor (David Carr) and Member of Parliament (Julian Sturdy) held a site meeting with Network Rail in the village and explained the huge benefits to residents of creating a new crossing adjacent to the Recreation Centre. This would greatly improve access to the village for residents in the Temple Lane area as well as being a simpler diversion for Ebor Way. They have chosen to list this as a ‘discounted option’. However, in a virtual meeting with Network Rail on 9th September they did say that all options can still be considered.
The Parish Council would urge all residents to give feedback on the Network Rail proposals but to please bear in mind when doing so that there are other options beside the two presented by Network Rail. There is space on the form to provide ‘other comments’. If you agree that the Recreation Centre option is the best for the village then please put this in the comments section.
Colton Lane Closure – Pumping Station
The upsizing of the sewer and installation of a new pumping station in Main Street, Colton, is expected to begin on 27th September 2021 with this phase of work due to take 12 weeks to complete. The work will take place from the new sewage pumping station to the junction of Old Lane Court.
To allow the work to be carried out safely, a road closure will be in place throughout. As sections of the sewer pipe are completed, roads will be reinstated and reopened. A signed diversion route will be in place.
Next Parish Council Meetings:
- Tuesday 12th October – Parish Council Meeting at Howell Hall