Our Councillors Neil Sullivan and Razia Daniels are working hard to address the inevitable traffic problems that will occur when the Wrexham Road development goes ahead. They have made representations to Cheshire West and Chester Council and have sent the following letter to the press:
Chester Western Relief Road
For decades there has been an outline plan to build a relief road to the west of Chester, crossing the Dee at Sealand Industrial Estate ,and wholly within the County boundary.
Unfortunately this scheme has never materialised despite key tracts of land being safeguarded in successive local plans.
In the latest Local Plan , the Council are planning to remove the safeguarded route due to doubts about whether it is deliverable.
We are working with residents in Westminster Park, Lache and Curzon Park to deal with the planned Wrexham road large scale housing development.
One key concern is that there will be increased congestion on Wrexham road and Overleigh roundabout. This will lead to delays, deteriorating air quality and frustration.
We also think it will lead to increased traffic on Lache roads such as Circular Drive, Boundary Lane and Cliveden Road.
The Council is now considering working with the Welsh Assembly Government and Flintshire Council on a possible new route that will bypass Chester on the western side, to be built part in England and part in Wales.
This could alleviate some of the traffic impacts as above but also open up economic growth potential for Blacon and Deeside.
We urge the Council to get on with this project and establish whether there is a viable route without any further delay.
Cllr Neil Sullivan
Cllr Razia Daniels
Handbridge Park ward, Chester