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Roads (Cheshire)

Volume 492: debated on Wednesday 20 May 2009

This petition relates to a road proposal being brought forward by Cheshire West and Chester local authority to link the Winnington urban village to the A556. The proposed road will pass through the Hartford part of my constituency and through a conservation area. If this had been a planning application, it would have been refused. However, because it is a road scheme, it is being permitted to go ahead. Unfortunately, the work started on Monday. This petition has been collected by the Hartford civic society and contains more than 800 names.

To the House of Commons:

The Petition of residents of Hartford, and others:

The proposed slip road to be built at Bradburns Lane and Chester Road will destroy a triangular grassed area with an ancient fountain, leading to the irreversible loss of a major village feature; further declares that the proposals ignore the area’s status as a designated conservation area; believes that the slip road will offer no benefit to Hartford residents and that it would only marginally improve traffic flow from Winnington Urban Village; further believes that the slip road would be a waste of £500,000 of public money; and supports the Hartford Civic Society, the Parish Council and the Borough Conservation Manager in their opposition to the proposed slip road.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to take whatever action possible to prevent the construction of the slip road at Bradburns Lane and Chester Road.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.