The A6-M1 Link Road

30th January 2020

CPRE Bedfordshire have produced a handy guide to how the A6-M1 Link Road story has unfolded.

Download our timeline – A6-M1 graphic.

Discussions on what happens next are ongoing. We will keep you informed.


Read more (PDFs for download):

News Release – November 2019 – CPRE Bedfordshire responds to Government refusal to hold a Public Inquiry into plans for an A6 – M1 Link Road, through the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

News Release – September 2019 – Environmental Vandalism: Central Bedfordshire Council approve new road through AONB.

News Release – September 2019 – Democratic deficit: Central Bedfordshire Council & the A6-M1 Link Road.


External read:

Does planning permission for a new road-link through the Chilterns set a precedent weakening the protections for areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONBs)? James Agyepong-Parsons reports Could a controversial road link undermine AONB protections? 

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The legacy of Ethel’s vision and determination lives on thanks to the continued efforts of the Friends of the Peak District, and she remains an inspiration to everyone within CPRE

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