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Residents urged to rally at Warrington town hall protest

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ALL residents of Warrington and surrounding areas concerned with Warrington Borough Council’s future plans for the town are urged to join forces  at Warrington Town Hall on Monday (Oct 16)  between 5.30 and 7pm.

Organisers of the peaceful protest want the various groups opposing The Western Link and housing development plans to jon forces and show the strength of feling as councillors arrive at a meeting of the Full Council.

Garry Clarke, a member of Communities United Against The Warrington Western Link, said: “We need as many people as possible to attend a peaceful protest at the town hall to show Warrington Borough Council the strength of feeling in the town opposing their plans for its development. The more people who attend the louder our voice will be.”

The joint protest has been organised by groups opposing the Warrington Western Link Road, the Preferred Development Option and the TPT Bypass.

The gathering will coincide with the council meeting at which the projects are to be discussed and amongst the questions from the public will be one from Communities United directly concerning the Western Link.

Groups based in several areas of Warrington are opposed to building of mre than 20,000 new homes, including 9,000 on Warrington’s greenbelt land and the development of the Port of Warrington.

Both developments will increase the levels of traffic on already congested roads not only in the town centre but also in surrounding residential areas such as Great Sankey, Chapelford, Walton and Westbrook.

Campaigners do not believe traffic congestion will be alleviated by the Western Link Road as its construction will open up land for the housing developments and could be used as an alternative route to the toll bridges over the River Mersey.

Further details of the protest meeting and ongoing campaigns can be found on face book sites representing Communities United Against the Warrington Western Link and I Love WA4 objection group against the Preferred Development Plan and TPT bypass.

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