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Poynton Relief Road

Cheshire East Council public consultation, the options, plan and how to submit your views.

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Poynton Relief Road – Public Consultation


Cheshire East Council held a public consultation on two route options which have been developed for Poynton Relief Road. The relief road aims to remove unnecessary traffic, including Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV’s), from Poynton and improve connections to Macclesfield. The public consultation was a key step in the decision making process and provided an opportunity for stakeholders to express their views on the proposals.

The eight week public consultation period started on Monday 2nd June 2014 and ended on Monday 28th July 2014. This information was also due to be published in the June edition of the Poynton Post.

The Options

Cheshire East Council is considering two route options for the relief road, named the Green Route Option and the Blue Route Option are shown below. Both options will include a shared use path for walkers and cyclists.

The proposed relief road would run between a junction on the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road (A6MARR) immediately north of the existing A5149 Chester Road, west of Poynton, and a point on the existing A523 London Road north of the Adlington crossroads, south of Poynton.

You can download a larger version of the plan here*(PDF 650KB).

A plan showing the route options for the Poynton Relief Road

The project will also seek to identify and implement localised improvements along the A523 London Road between the proposed relief road and the Silk Road, to the north of Macclesfield. These improvements will help manage any possible increases in traffic flows arising from the relief road and will maintain and improve the safe operation of the highway.

*Note: You may need Adobe Reader to view the documents below. You can get it free from www.adobe.com/uk.

More Details

Exhibitions have already been held to provide interested parties with the opportunity to learn more about the relief road options and discuss the project with Cheshire East’s team of consultants.

For further information please:

Visit the Cheshire East website: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/PoyntonRR.

Email: PoyntonRR@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Follow on Twitter for updates @CheshireEast or join the conversation #PoyntonRR

Call: 0300 123 5035

Write to:

Cheshire East Council
Strategic Highways and Transportation
Poynton RR
Floor 6
Delamere House
Delamere Street


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