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After you have read the information on this page, we would be grateful if you did one or both of these things:

1) SIGN OUR PETITION

2) EMAIL CHESHIRE EAST COUNCIL

Sign the ByPass First petition here, calling on Cheshire East Council to build the bypass before allowing any more unsustainable development in the area. ANYONE FROM CHESHIRE EAST CAN SIGN THIS PETITION. We need 3,000 signatures and are very hopeful of achieving this total.

If like us you think a bypass is needed now, before any more developments are imposed upon us to make the situation worse, then this is the site for you!

The ball is in Cheshire East’s court; we want to hold them to account to deliver on their election promises to the people of Middlewich and surrounding area; we want them to deliver our bypass. Are you able to help by contacting Cheshire East and asking them to deliver our by-pass?

Middlewich has needed a bypass for 30 years. It was first acknowledged in the '80s when the town was a third of the size. Since then, the number of vehicles driving through Middlewich each day has escalated beyond calculation. In recent years, planning permission for industrial and residential developments in Middlewich has got out of hand.

 

If you live on a road blighted

by congestion and want to display

one of our signs on your property, please contact

gareth.williams@middlewichmatters.co.uk

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BUY T-SHIRT FOR £12

Buying a T-shirt provides a small but welcome boost to our campaign coffers (about £2 goes towards the fight for a bypass). Received with thanks.

Please click here to see what two HGVs look like when they try to pass each other on Lewin Street

https://youtu.be/O08_Pr85DoM

(Credit to Elena Coules)

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 If you have an issue with any of the links on this web page, or any other questions, please email jam@middlewichmatters.co.uk

 

1) SIGN OUR PETITION

2) EMAIL CHESHIRE EAST COUNCIL

Sign the ByPass First petition here, calling on Cheshire East Council to build the bypass before allowing any more unsustainable development in the area. ANYONE FROM CHESHIRE EAST CAN SIGN THIS PETITION. We need 3,000 signatures and are very hopeful of achieving this total.

TIMELINE

  • 1985       Eastern Bypass planning application approved.
  • 2014       CEC confirms £21million still available for by-pass.
  • 2015       [pre-election] Cllr Michael Jones paints picture of freight terminal, “garden city” and 2000 new homes, plus a plan to reroute the bypass (the fabled “Northern Bypass”)
  • 2015       [post-election] Poynton Bypass announced by Fiona Bruce, at a cost of – err - £21 million.
  • 2015       Labour’s “ByPass First” petition signed by one-fifth of Middlewich’s voters, demanding that no new developments should be accepted until the by-pass is in place. Middlewich First councillors refuse to support the petition.
  • 2015       Petition ignored by CEC, despite being well over the 1,500 signatures required for it to be debated by CEC Council.
  • 2015       CEC refuses to confirm funding still available for the Middlewich Bypass.
  • 2015       Planning permission granted for waste recycling centre, meaning an extra 500-1000 traffic movements per day.
  • 2015       Planning permission granted for thousands of new homes in Middlewich.
  • 2015       Cllr Michael Jones indicates that HS2 will bring freight hub to Middlewich, meaning even more traffic movements.
  • 2016       Cllr David Brown says it's "a priority," but..
  • 2016       CEC tries to purchase the White Horse, Lewin St, to allow more traffic - suggesting bypass is again under threat.
  • 2016       CEC advise that bypass won't be started until 2020 "at the earliest" effectively pushing it into the long grass while making noises that sound positive.

 

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