I spoke to the constructors when they began erecting the hideous metal panels and was told it was a safety requirement where a road bridge crosses a railway line in case a road accident caused a vehicle to go over on to the line.
They will be doing the same at the other side.
If you notice the existing fence is strengthened at that point with what looks like a double thickness of mesh which still allows a view.
I strongly urge the WDTA and local council to approach the NYCC as soon as possible to see if a safe alternative can be used before the job is completed and our beautiful approach to Whitby is ruined for ever.
Lynn Raybould, Ellerbeck Way, Whitby