REGARDING the article in the Guardian, January 29, FRESH outlook is bleak for town.

Is this latest idea from Pochin another carbuncle on the town? Maybe not, if Cheshire East Council is vigilant about the completion of the Middlewich Eastern Bypass.

I can understand why Sproston Parish Council has voiced concerns about the plans, as the site would be built alongside Midpoint 18 and linked into Pochin Way with a new access road through to the main entrance on the A54 Holmes Chapel Road.

I travelled during the 1970s and 1980s from Middlewich to Holmes Chapel and know just how busy the A54 can be through Sproston between the M6 and Middlewich.

Does anyone on Sproston Parish Council remember that there was to be a village bypass in the 1970s?

I think that planning should only be given with access from Pochin Way with direct traffic from Sandbach following this route for the Cheshire FRESH site, and onward traffic to the M6 Junction 18, to give some respite to Lewin Street and the Town Bridge.

Traffic from the A54 joining the facility from the roundabout by the Salt Cellar to Pochin Way could have a third lane constructed for traffic from Sproston to travel towards Sandbach.

Sproston Council cannot stop traffic leaving or joining the M6 at Junction 18, so what is the position with regard to the bypass? Pochins have drawn plans for bypasses in the past, so let us hope that Middlewich Town’s present planned bypass has an end elevation.

A J Langley Middlewich