The recent closure of both lanes of the M6 due to a mobile crane catching fire and the subsequent traffic congestion in Kendal due to traffic being diverted through Kendal once again highlights the need for the planners to be looking seriously at a northern by-pass for Kendal.

Work has now also started on the new Sainsbury's supermarket, which will increase the number of vehicles along this already busy road. Waiting until Kendal is gridlocked and businesses being affected is not the answer.

Peter Gaukroger