Where’s the bypass we clearly needed even in 1927?

Godfrey Holmes walks the line of a vital Staveley bypass first mapped out 88 years ago – which, in 2012, gave way to a rival bypass scarcely warranted and hardly used.

BUSY MARKET TOWNS up and down the land start each working week asking the question: “Where’s our bypass?” And when one town gets its bypass, another town doesn’t.   Staveley: once an important mining, chemicals and manufacturing settlement, almost got its bypass 88 years ago – when the majority of people walked, or  travelled by train or tram, or horse and cart…

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