Potential traffic ban on two green lanes

The Peak District National Park Authority is to consult the public over the possibility of permanently excluding motor vehicles and trail-bikes from two green lanes.

The Authority’s audit, resources and performance committee unanimously decided to seek the public’s views on proposed Traffic Regulation Orders to ban motorised traffic from Long Causeway, between Sheffield and Hathersage, and the Roych, near Chapel-en-le-Frith.

The move follows a lengthy period of monitoring which showed harmful impacts on the natural beauty and on other users, such as walkers, cyclists and horse-riders.

Committee chair Christopher Pennell said: “We consider that the continued use by recreational vehicles on these routes would have an adverse impact on their natural beauty.

“Therefore we wish to seek the public’s views on proposals that recreational motorised traffic should be excluded.”

It is expected that the consultation will start in the autumn and last for six weeks.