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Cumbria – Local Guidance

The Forum's online Agreed Routes Map can be found here

The maps are also available for download in pdf format from the council website.

Cumbria Timber Transport Group will continue to monitor the Agreed Route Map and will amend maps if information is received to suggest it is necessary.

Cumbria Timber Transport Group (CTTG) launched their Agreed Routes Map at the Timber Transport Conference in Penrith in March  2012.  The map was the culmination of nearly two years of work considering both the needs of the timber industry and the capacity of the county road network to take large vehicles.  The aim of the map is to direct timber traffic onto the most appropriate routes enabling timber from the forests to be transported to the processing plants efficiently and safely.

Development of the map included a full public consultation which has ensured that the impact on rural communities was taken into account.

Richard Scott of BSW Timber and Chairman of the CTTG added "I am delighted with the progress we have made in Cumbria. The partnership between the public and private sectors will help to strengthen the county's forest industry. Cumbrian businesses like AW Jenkinson, BSW Timber and Iggesund Paperboard, manufacture goods that compete with the best in the world, including building timber, paper, horticultural products and bio-fuel".

Councillor Tim Knowles, Cumbria County Council Cabinet Member for Transport said "by adopting an Agreed Route Map, the council can ensure that timber traffic is kept on the most suitable roads, this helps us to manage our budget and avoids unnecessary road damage".

 

 

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