Local MP Robert Largan has today welcomed news that Derbyshire County Council will be undertaking works on the notorious ‘High Path’ on the A6 in Buxton, following his call for action earlier this year.
In a letter to Mr Largan, Derbyshire County Council confirmed that they will be carrying out work to clear the High Path, which ‘will both improve the appearance and allow a more detailed assessment of the wall and adjacent woodland to identify any hazards present which could affect highway users’.
The works are scheduled to take place on evenings, starting on Monday 16 May.
This follows Robert’s call back in March, along with local Councillors Linda Grooby and Tony Kemp, for action by Derbyshire County Council to clean up the High Path and ensure the wall and woodland is managed correctly.
Whilst Derbyshire County Council have said that the long-term plans are still to be decided, Robert is pleased that the council have finally decided to take some action on the path.
Robert Largan MP commented:
“The High Path is a complete eyesore on one of the main approaches into Buxton. It’s been an issue for years and the problems are only getting worse.
“So I’m very pleased that, following our public call for action earlier this year, Derbyshire County Council have now decided to do something to clean it up.
“I hope that the detailed assessment they have promised to carry out will show them that work badly needs carrying out on the wall and woodland, and that they will then prioritise this as a matter of urgency.
“I want to thank Linda and Tony for working closely with me on this issue – it shows that if we work together, we can make things better!”