ANTI-road campaigners built a 50m long dual carriageway next to Chancellor George Osborne’s country retreat on Sunday in a protest against the expected funding for new roads in today’s 2013 Spending Review.

Twenty people rolled-out the 8m by 50m road in the grounds of Crag Hall in the Peak District National Park and used giant eight-foot letters to spell out the words “No New Roads”.

Osborne stays near Crag Hall, which is owned by his long-term family friend Lord Derby when he is visiting Knutsford and his constituency.

The campaigners – who include an artist, a teacher, a physicist and at least four grandmothers – travelled from Hastings, where protests against the £100m Bexhill-Hastings Link Road have already led to 30 arrests.

As well as that link road, the new A556 is also one of the road’s planned by the Department for Transport.