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Tuesday 26 July 2016

Dates fixed for Middlewich transport and travel consultation


A month-long consultation to allow the people of Middlewich to comment on transport and travel issues in the town is to begin in mid August.

Three public events are planned to allow for the widest possible public engagement.

Residents and businesses participating in the consultation will also be able to view the latest progress on plans for a bypass for the town, which will be the subject of a further consultation once a proposed scheme has reached its formal planning stage.

The views of residents and businesses will be sought on public transport provision, including bus services, road safety concerns, walking and cycling routes and it will address the question of planning for a railway station in Middlewich.

Cheshire East Council Leader Rachel Bailey said: “Cheshire East is working hard to deliver a solution for the transport issues facing the town and its residents.

“We are a listening authority and the views of those contributing to the consultation will be listened to and taken into account.

“We are determined that residents should have their say and the opportunity to influence and shape an overall action plan on transport. This will look at short and longer-term solutions.

“It is very important that we have the support of the town’s residents in whatever proposals we take forward. Our findings will also be shared with the people developing Middlewich’s neighbourhood plan.” 

Public drop-in sessions will take place in the town, where local people can speak with Council staff and pass on their comments.

The consultation will begin on August 15 and end on September 16.  Public events will take place on August 25, September 3 and September 13, the details for which will be announced nearer the time.

These events will also inform residents, businesses and stakeholders of the work done by the Council to date and the current programme for tackling some of the issues facing Middlewich.

The consultation will also provide information to residents and businesses on the changing trends in traffic and travel in Middlewich and the rest of the Borough.

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