Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has again reiterated his long-standing anger at the proposal to create a A6 to M60 bypass which would see Stockport traffic diverted away from Hazel Grove and to the M60 and the A57 through Denton.
The coming Thursday Stockport Councillors will consider an agenda item asking the Council to “Restate its commitment to seek funding and work towards the development of the Outline Business Case for the A6 to M60 relief road link”
Commenting, Andrew Gwynne said:
“I do not support this proposal at all as it is completely flawed in its conclusions. There has been no assessment made of the impact on the Denton roundabout and no assessment of the likely build up of traffic on the A57.
“I also do not support the building of a road through the Goyt Valley which will result in increased air, noise and light pollution without in any way providing a long-term solution to the problem of increased traffic. Quite simply, the proposal does not solve the problem of congestion in Hazel Grove, it is instead moving the problem to a neighbouring areas, including Denton, which is absolutely unacceptable.
Mr Gwynne added “In my view the investment needs to go into upgrading and improving rail networks, and I urge Stockport Tories to think again when bringing this devastating proposal forward for consideration.”
Stockport’s Full Council meets this coming Thursday 31st March at 6pm.