Council supports bypass campaigners

Rutland County Council has confirmed its support for communities campaigning locally for a Caldecott bypass.

Caldecott is situated close to Rutland’s southern border with Northamptonshire and is bisected by the main A6003 road – one of the county’s busiest traffic routes.

Plans to develop 4,500 homes new homes in Northamptonshire over the next 15 years as part of the West Corby Development would increase the number of vehicle movements through Caldecott, impacting people living there.

Rutland County Council’s latest Draft Local Transport Plan includes a commitment to undertake feasibility studies on a potential bypass for Caldecott.

Lucy Stephenson, Portfolio Holder for Highways and Transport, said: “Caldecott is located directly on one of Rutland’s main arterial routes and already susceptible to congestion at peak travel times.

“Our latest Local Transport Plan, which assesses Rutland’s transport needs up to 2036, takes capacity on our road networks into consideration. This includes a commitment to pursue all possible funding sources to deliver a bypass for the village.”