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London Road traffic fears if Dane Valley plans approved
TRAFFIC on a Leftwich road will be as bad as the pre-bypass days if a new housing estate gets the go-ahead, according to concerned councillors.
Northwich Town Council fears the impact of the proposed development at Dane Valley on London Road, as well as the roads of Leftwich estate, Kingsley Drive, Langley Road and Hollands Road.
“Although the developer has reduced the number of properties from 350 to 250 one of the consequences of the ingress and egress is the impact on London Road,” said Clr Paul Dolan.
“This development is going to add more stress to the problem.
“The idea of the bypass was to move traffic away from London Road.
“It’s going to go back to that or even worse.”
Northwich town mayor Clr Bob Robinson said: “Everyone looks for a short cut to get out so everyone will go will go down to Hollands Road and Clifton Drive.”
Clr Derek Bowden, former headteacher of the County High School Leftwich, said he was worried about road safety implications.
“There are three schools within that area with 1,400 - 1,500 children going to and fro, all of which will impact on the traffic,” he said.
“There’s an issue of safety because London Road is a school route for many hundreds of children.”
The outline plans have been submitted by Ainscough Strategic Land to Cheshire West and Chester Council’s planning department and are expected to be determined in November.
They include proposals for 250 homes and a 40-hectare park called Northwich Meadows.
Access to the development would be from Langley Road and Hollands Road.
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