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Re: Poynton bypass

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:41 pm
by Desmo Man
Does cutting trees down at either end of the proposed Poynton bypass indicate that work is to be started or is this the start of a long drawn out survey ?

Re: Poynton bypass

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:08 pm
by tarboat
LadySue wrote:Strange how these newts are so rare they need protecting but seem to turn up everywhere.


The great Crested Newt is a threatened species worldwide, with the United Kingdom supporting around 90% of the world population. They are common in the North-West of England but that does not mean that the species is not threatened. That is why so much trouble is taken to protect them and quite rightly so.

Re: Poynton bypass

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:18 am
by LadySue
Thank you 'tarboat' for clarifying the situation with the newts.

Re: Poynton bypass

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:57 am
by ma-ogy
The fact that there is any activity at all regarding the proposed Poynton relief road fills me with optimism :D

Re: Poynton bypass

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:43 am
by gavin
Maogy

I remember it as a filling station when we came to Poynton over 40 years ago and I also seem to remember they had a little dog with only three legs that used to come out as the chap was putting petrol in.. no self service then.

Gavin

Re: Poynton bypass

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:39 pm
by Newlands
It has only taken half a century to organise a 3km bit of tarmac. Perhaps at this glacial speed the long suffering residents (Chester Road people especially have been ignored and mis-sold over numerous plans) should start a petition to have the road downgraded to say the B5092 and a weight limit put on the bridge. This might also reduce the chance of traffic flows altering, especially as GMC are currently consulting on having a congestion zone which includes Bramhall & Hazel Grove

Re: Poynton bypass

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:07 pm
by gavin
Half a century...? The Alderley bye-pass was first put forward in the 1930s and completed, what... 8 years ago?

Somewhere on this forum Rostervor tells us that the new "Hazel Grove" bye-pass was also first mooted in the 1930s.

These things appear to take time... a lot of time :mrgreen:

Gavin

Re: Poynton bypass

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:26 am
by ma-ogy
Pease do not rush the authorities into making snap decisions , just look what happens when things are done in a rush , we ended up with the magic roundabout at the Fountainless place and a permanent slot on Manchester radio's traffic warnings :roll:

Re: Poynton bypass

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:58 pm
by gavin
Well I think the "magic roundabout" as you put it is excellent. Admittedly poorly constructed but it makes drivers slow down, look, see, watch and take care when going over it. Also a lot more courteous than before.

Badly built but all in all a good outcome!

Gavin