Peak Park HGV ban protest
The Save Swallow's Wood Campaign held a protest on Friday 14th October outside the national park authority headquarters in (Aldern House, Bakewell).
Peak District National Park Authority members were greeted by local campaigners who are urging them to reconsider their support for the A628 bypass and support instead an HGV ban.
A preliminary study into the potential for an HGV ban has been commissioned by the Campaign to Protect Rural England. The study, compiled by independent transport professions MRTU (the Metropolitan Transport Research Unit, concluded that the HGV ban would bring significant benefits to justify the costs, even without taking into consideration the special characteristics of the National Park Landscape.