By Victoria Prest in The Press.
A row is brewing in a York village over plans to close a railway crossing and move access to a more isolated spot that locals do not want.
Network Rail staff are planning to close a pedestrian and farm vehicle level crossing at Bishopthorpe Crossing, near Farmers Way at the north end of Copmanthorpe, and are proposing a replacement footbridge further north at Beckett’s Crossing at the end of Yorkfield Lane.
The plans have provoked dismay from local people and councillors, who say a better plan would be to put a crossing near the village centre where it would be more useful for residents.
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