Plans have been launched to carry out repair works at the railway bridge by Kearsley's station.

The proposal from Network Rail is to carry out maintenance work at the underbridge structure which is a listed building.

The spot, including masonry wingwalls, is grade II listed.

The building, which dates back to the 19th century, has had this status since 1986.

Numerous problems were found in a recent survey including areas of decay, cracks and fractures, vegetation growth and corrosion.

The proposal is to address the defects and ensure its long term stability.

It would involve the installation of weathering steel arch props to support the wingwalls, remove the existing support in a sustained manner, remove vegetation and repair significant fractures by the use of anchors.

The application from Network Rail states as the work generally relates to “repair and reinforcement work” is it not considered a “development” which requires permission.