Dear Friend of Longshaw,
As you know Network Rail has proposed development of the Hope Valley line at Grindleford that would directly and indirectly impact on the conservation values and people’s enjoyment of Longshaw. We along with many others responded to Network Rail’s consultation pointing out the serious concerns their proposals raised.
I am very pleased to say that Network Rail are now reconsidering the way forward and the proposals for Grindleford have been put on hold. We understand there will now be a three month pause whilst Network Rail look at other options. If they can find somewhere that is a better rail solution for a passing loop, has less engineering and environmental impact then it is likely the proposal will move elsewhere. This would be great news for Longshaw although there may be effects elsewhere from a new proposal that need to be looked at carefully.
Thank you to all those who took the time to look at the proposals and respond to Network Rail. We will let you know when we hear more.
National Trust Peak District Estate