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Joint town hall protest planned over Western Link and Local plan


PROTEST groups opposing the proposed Western Link revised route and the council’s Local plan are joining forces to stage a demonstration at Warrington town hall on Monday October 16.

The “Communities United Against The Warrington Western Link” group are teaming up with various groups opposing Warrington Borough Council’s Preferred Development Option for a Joint Protest between 5.30pm and 7pm and all residents are invited to attend to stage a protest prior to a meeting of the Full Council.

Meanwhile the action group Communities United Against the Warrington Western Link revised red route are continuing their fight to oppose the propsals following three well attended public meetings.

Many people were first time attendees to the public consultations having previously been unaware of the impact the proposed road would have on areas such as Westbrook and Callands in the north of the town and Stockton Heath and Moore to the south with traffic congestion and air pollution, along with the demolition of properties and businesses.

A “Communities United Against The Warrington Western Link” meeting held at Great Sankey Primary School on Monday was shocked to be advised that a member of the group had been told at a consultation meeting by a senior Warrington Borough Council officer that 21 properties would have to be demolished to build the road along the revised red route.

The properties to be acquired by the council are 7 residential (4 of which are currently unoccupied), 8 garages, 5 business premises and the Sloop Inn which has a dual classification as commercial and residential.

Feedback on the proposed Warrington Western Link can still be expressed to the council via the feedback form on their website warrington.gov.uk/westernlink until 5pm on Monday, October 2.

Further details on “Communities United Against The Warrington Western Link” can be obtained from the groups Face Book page or by e mailing cuatwwl@yahoo.com

A Warrington Borough Council spokesperson said: “We would encourage residents who have views on the preferred route for the Western Link to engage with the consultation.”


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