EMMR could not run through Ormesby Hall because the land belongs to the NT and they would not sell the land for a bypass.
At this point it would seem that Cllr Dunning has begun to lay the grounds of his opposition to the EMMR by trotting out one of the old arguments of his predecessors.
In August 2008, following the announcement of another feasibility study into the EMMR, Cllr George Dunning stated that the EMMR cannot run through Ormesby Hall because the land belongs to the NT and they would not sell the land for a by-pass.
The proposed EMMR does not have this problem but I feel sure any requests to protect the Hall and the grounds would be dealt with in a sympathetic manner.
I suggest Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton councils, together with North Yorkshire and our MPs, work together to have the EMMR
built, Stainton Way and the A174 completed - thus creating a road infrastructure to enable some of the schemes currently being talked about to have greater credibility and perhaps work.
I seem to remember, in the Evening Gazette in about 2004, an article that said this Government had allocated pounds 25m pounds to build the EMMR