No protection for proposed rail route

Plans to re-open the York to Beverley rail line, which closed in the 1960s, have been dealt a damaging blow.
Plans to re-open the York to Beverley rail line, which closed in the 1960s, have been dealt a damaging blow.

Campaigners battling to re-open the Beverley to York rail line have suffered a major setback after East Riding Council confirmed it will no longer protect the proposed route from housing development.

The Minsters’ Rail Campaign, which has been fighting to resurrect the line since 2001, has spoken of its devastation after the policy change at the local authority.

The move may have sounded the death knell for the campaign. Chairman George McManus said, “This is a truly devastating blow to our campaign to develop modern infrastructure which would have given East Yorkshire real economic advantage.

See this Thursday’s Pocklington Post (23 May) for the full story.