Bridge' would protect cave

PUBLISHED: 12:12 06 February 2008 | UPDATED: 15:39 11 May 2010

A BRIDGE across the Royston Cave could prevent more damage to the ancient monument. The idea would be to erect a low-slung bridge which would prevent the cave being damaged from vibrations. County councillor Doug Drake suggested the move at a meeting of

A "BRIDGE" across the Royston Cave could prevent more damage to the ancient monument.

The idea would be to erect a low-slung bridge which would prevent the cave being damaged from vibrations.

County councillor Doug Drake suggested the move at a meeting of North Herts District Council's Royston area committee.

The committee believe that most of the damage is being caused by one heavy lorry from Holland which delivers to a business in the town centre.

Cllr Tony Hunter said there should be a "taboo area" for parking around the cave.

Committee chairman Cllr Fiona Hill said there was the need for a weight limit in Melbourn Street.

The committee plans to have further talks with the county council's highways department.

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