Concerns raised by Lib Dems over traffic impact from Omega homes plan

Warrington Guardian: New homes and units like this Asda centre could cause additional traffic says Lib Dem councillor New homes and units like this Asda centre could cause additional traffic says Lib Dem councillor

LIBERAL Democrat Clr Keith Gleave has voiced concerns over the planned Omega homes claiming that the development will cause extra traffic congestion in the area.


Clr Gleave (LD - Whittle Hall) said: “At a council meeting Labour patted themselves and developers on the back for providing a road through Omega. If they had listened to residents, as I have, they would have realised that the extra housing will add in excess of 2,000 more cars to our already severely congested roads.”


In August, it was announced 1,100 new homes had been earmarked to be built on the Omega land.


“There are already up to 800 heavy goods vehicle movements a day from the existing warehouse. The new developments will more than double this,” added Clr Gleave. “The original plan for Omega was no housing, so traffic could have been managed directly from the motorway.”

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4:02pm Tue 1 Apr 14

WInwick Pig says...

I whole heatedly agree with Clr Gleave's comments and worries. Something has to be done to ease congestion before any further development of any kind occurs on Omega!

Even before it is completed the roads are full to capacity. The eastbound M62 is already backed up every morning well passed junction 9 and commuters on their way to Birchwood or Manchester leave at B&Q and cut through Winwick by their thousand! The large trucks cant cut through Burtonwood as they have a lorry watch scheme on the go!
Should the M6 have roadworks on it (as it does currently and often) then you have no chance of free flowing traffic in that whole area.
Well before any building occurred on Omega the M62 and surrounding roads should have been widened or at least something done to ease the congestion!
With the Mersey gateway bridge more or less approved and the expected toll dodgers coming through Warrington to get to Liverpool heaven help us now and even more so in the years to come!

Too little too late!

oink :@)
I whole heatedly agree with Clr Gleave's comments and worries. Something has to be done to ease congestion before any further development of any kind occurs on Omega! Even before it is completed the roads are full to capacity. The eastbound M62 is already backed up every morning well passed junction 9 and commuters on their way to Birchwood or Manchester leave at B&Q and cut through Winwick by their thousand! The large trucks cant cut through Burtonwood as they have a lorry watch scheme on the go! Should the M6 have roadworks on it (as it does currently and often) then you have no chance of free flowing traffic in that whole area. Well before any building occurred on Omega the M62 and surrounding roads should have been widened or at least something done to ease the congestion! With the Mersey gateway bridge more or less approved and the expected toll dodgers coming through Warrington to get to Liverpool heaven help us now and even more so in the years to come! Too little too late! oink :@) WInwick Pig
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4:53pm Tue 1 Apr 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

Get a bike, works for the Chinese!
Get a bike, works for the Chinese! GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: -6

10:30pm Tue 1 Apr 14

choperado says...

Someone would pinch it grumps.
Someone would pinch it grumps. choperado
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7:52am Wed 2 Apr 14

grey_man says...

I see somebody at the Guardian has decided to take the story of the council's idiotic £42 million offer to a loss making company off the front page earlier than it usually would. I assume a phone call was involved.
I see somebody at the Guardian has decided to take the story of the council's idiotic £42 million offer to a loss making company off the front page earlier than it usually would. I assume a phone call was involved. grey_man
  • Score: 2

2:27pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Penketh Pony says...

I agree, but I can't see a viable solution.

This is where longer term strategic planning was needed a long, long time ago. Realising such implications in the short term is a terrible mistake and should have been identified many years previous and integrated into future infrastructure.

Huge swathes of land allocated for development years ago - wait until it comes to fruition and then worry about the problem when it arrives. Same story goes for the Ship Canal story.

We are suffering from our own prosperity, and the only solution I can see is to cycle/work locally/travel locally. And we haven't even got the suitable infrastructure for cycling either!
I agree, but I can't see a viable solution. This is where longer term strategic planning was needed a long, long time ago. Realising such implications in the short term is a terrible mistake and should have been identified many years previous and integrated into future infrastructure. Huge swathes of land allocated for development years ago - wait until it comes to fruition and then worry about the problem when it arrives. Same story goes for the Ship Canal story. We are suffering from our own prosperity, and the only solution I can see is to cycle/work locally/travel locally. And we haven't even got the suitable infrastructure for cycling either! Penketh Pony
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8:01pm Wed 2 Apr 14

grey-area says...

Development without a suitable road infrastructure results in what we have now in Warrington - total gridlock nearly every night in and around the town.

Like other comments say, short term gain for long term pain.
Development without a suitable road infrastructure results in what we have now in Warrington - total gridlock nearly every night in and around the town. Like other comments say, short term gain for long term pain. grey-area
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