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The Peak District National Park Authority has announced its intention to use Traffic Regulation Orders to close Long Causeway at Stanage Edge and The Roych near Chapel-en-le-Frith.

We are absolutely delighted. This is what we’ve been fighting for with our Take Back the Tracks campaign. The National Park Authority is doing exactly the right thing in pursuing TROs for these two lanes. It’s the highest level of restriction you can get – the full bells and whistles! This will mean that no vehicles at all can drive on these precious tracks, and that these sensitive landscapes will finally be protected.

There will now be a six week consultation period before a final decision can be made about the TROs becoming law.

We urge people to tell the National Park Authority that we definitely need TROs for Long Causeway and The Roych. We know this is something that local people and visitors support. We were at Hathersage Gala last week and in the space of an afternoon, nearly 200 people came and signed our petition calling for TROs at Long Causeway. 

Our Take Back the Tracks campaign is lobbying for key green lanes in the Peak District to be closed to traffic.

So while we are overjoyed that Long Causeway and The Roych are potentially saved, we have our sights on other tracks too including Chapel Gate near Edale. There’s a temporary TRO there, and we are fighting for that to be made permanent too.

The consultation period will start soon – so keep an eye here, on our Facebook page or on the Peak District National Park Authority’s website.