by Iain Roberts on 16 July, 2015
The latest estimates are that plans by Conservative Cheshire East Council to build over 2,000 homes on green fields near Handforth Dean would see traffic on the already-congested A34 increase by a massive 25%, leading to far longer queues and far more pressure on the Kingsway/Gatley Road junction – already one of the busiest in Greater Manchester.
Our former Lib Dem MP Mark Hunter consistently opposed these plans. Cheshire East appear to want to build all their new houses right on the edge of the county where they won’t affect Cheshire East residents but will have a massive effect on people living in Cheadle, Gatley, Cheadle Hulme and Heald Green. The Lib Dem team continue to oppose them.
The plans have been criticised by the planning inspector as Cheshire East Council failed to properly look at brownfield sites before deciding to build on fields by Woodford and Handforth Dean.
Despite it being a major election issue this year, our new Conservative MP Mary Robinson has yet to say a single word on whether the plans by her party colleagues to jam our roads with even more traffic have her support.17 Comments