No underpass for Parkgate | Knutsford Times

No underpass for Parkgate

By on February 14, 2018

Proposals for an underpass to create access to Parkgate were dismissed as being unrealistic in a recent Knutsford Town Council meeting.

The discussion took place at the planning committee during proposals for the Parkgate Industrial Estate expansion, to build 16 new industrial units.

Councillor Andrew Malloy said: “I don’t object to the principle of the development but a very strong condition needs to be in place to secure funding for this underpass. The Local Plan requires two access points – if a new development came in with this single access now it would surely be rejected. We need to get this in place because if we don’t now it’s never going to happen. We need a solution or the people of Parkgate will live in hell for the rest of eternity.”

Discussion was also had about the costs and impact of an underpass scheme.

There was no objections raised to the plans provided adequate funding is provided. Cheshire East Council will make the final decision.

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