by Iain Roberts on 8 June, 2018
The Lib Dem team have been reporting on the consultation for transport infrastructure across Stockport and north-east Cheshire. That includes proposals for a roundabout at the Gatley lights junction, new stations for Cheadle and Stanley Green and a Bus Rapid Transit system running alongside the A34.
You can see the details and fill in an online survey – the consultation closes on 2nd July 2018.
We’re very grateful for everyone’s comments, which have fed into what we’ve been doing and we’ll reflect in our submission.
People have asked us whether these proposals are now set in stone – and we’ve been trying to find out.
We’ve been told that the proposals are not final. In particular, the plan for a roundabout at the Kingsway Junction is not the one-and-only option at this stage. If it goes into the plan the Council will really be saying “We need to sort this junction out. Right now this is our top option, but there’s still a lot of work do to and the option might change.”
The Lib Dems have raised several questions around the junction that we think need to be answered:
There will be other questions as well. We are still some way from anything happening – these things take time! We are also looking at some suggestions residents have raised with us like having red-light cameras on the Cheadle/Gatley sides.