Poynton Relief Road update

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Poynton Relief Road update

Postby nedsram » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:08 pm

This is taken from the latest PUN, but I thought it worth reproducing it in a separate thread.

PUN October 4th wrote:Cheshire East Council have informed us that both they and Stockport Borough Council
approved the planning applications for Poynton Relief Road in June 2017 and July 2017,
respectively.
The next stage in the process will be securing the land which is required to build the
scheme via a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO). Offers to purchase the land have also
been made by the Council to all affected parties. The target date for publication of the
CPO is Winter 2017. Cheshire East are also in the process of reviewing the costs for the
scheme as part of the Council’s updated Mid Term Capital Strategy. The target date for
starting on site is early 2019 with an approx 16 month construction programme.

Sir Galahad
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Re: Poynton Relief Road update

Postby Sir Galahad » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:30 pm

This is good news. I do hope that once complete it will indeed provide some of the traffic relief we so desperately need

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Re: Poynton Relief Road update

Postby Desmo Man » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:38 pm

CPO is Winter 2017. Cheshire East are also in the process of reviewing the costs for the
scheme as part of the Council’s updated Mid Term Capital Strategy.

It is the word "reviewing" that concerns me !

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Re: Poynton Relief Road update

Postby nevab » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:55 pm

Fingers crossed! The village will be so much easier and attractive to navigate with out the 4 way queue to the two roundabouts.

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Re: Poynton Relief Road update

Postby Desmo Man » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:08 pm

Hopefully Poynton will become a "backwater" and the only complaints about Fountain place and Park lane will be about the weeds growing through the paving and bricks.

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Re: Poynton Relief Road update

Postby nedsram » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:42 pm

Sir Galahad wrote:This is good news. I do hope that once complete it will indeed provide some of the traffic relief we so desperately need

Agreed. Between A6MARR opening and the relief road opening though, I feat that there will be an increase in traffic on Chester Road, including some of those people who use Lees Land and Bonis Hall Lane as a rat run to Macclesfield. It will depend in part on how people are routed to Macclesfield by the signs on A6MARR.

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Re: Poynton Relief Road update

Postby AndrewJ » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:36 pm

The Highways Act Order for the Poynton Relief Road has been made:

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/2912614

If anyone feels like objecting you have until 8th January to do so!

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Re: Poynton Relief Road update

Postby vmeldrew » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:02 am

We just need to be reassured that the man who laid the takeaway Chinese sets in Fountainless Place doesn't get the contract for the road surface on the bypass... :roll:

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Re: Poynton Relief Road update

Postby AnotherWhingerLike_U » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:59 pm

AndrewJ wrote:...If anyone feels like objecting...

I must object that it’s taken 30+ years to get it started. :? :cry:

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Re: Poynton Relief Road update

Postby AndrewJ » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:25 pm

Allow me to provide a proforma for anyone wanting to write in support of the new road:

‘To whom it may concern,

It has come to my notice that some bloke in Macclesfield has just spent thousands of pounds of his hard earned cash on an expensive car. It seems that he did this without considering whether he could drive it easily from where he lives to where he wants to go, and now he wants to drive it over the airfield near Poynton, as it is one of few spaces left that doesn’t already have a road on it round here.

I sympathise with this problem as I too bought a house where I knew I couldn’t use public transport to get around and where knew I couldn’t drive my own expensive car easily because of the lack of roads. Both the Macclesfield man and myself don’t want to look stupid and have wasted all that money. So instead of changing our lifestyle to something more sustainable, or moving somewhere more suitable for our lives, what we thought was a better idea was to have tens of millions of pounds of other people’s money spent on building a massive road through the middle of the countryside. Quite where all the extra traffic goes when it gets to the other end is someone else’s problem, but the solution will probably also involve tens of millions of pounds more of other people’s money.

I then wish to exercise my right to start complaining about all the extra traffic, housing and business parks that the new road creates, sneer at the lack of countryside and poor air quality near me, move somewhere even more remote and inaccessible, and then start the whole process again. Assuming there is anywhere left. If not I will retire abroad somewhere nice and quiet where for some reason they don't need all these roads (very excited to find out why), and let someone else sort out the mess.

Yours,
20th Century Man. '


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