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Drifter posted..

[QUOTE=Adora]The full HG bypass isn't happening.

The Poynton bypass isn't happening either. The airport link is not the Poynton bypass.

The Poynton councillors figured out that they weren't getting a bypass any time soon, they had a massive traffic headache (26,000+ vehicles per day going in 4 different directions) and their village/town centre was dog-eared, ill prepared for the future increases in traffic and in need of a solution. They consulted the experts. They formulated an idea. They went hammer and tong for funding. They made it happen. The team consisted of local councillors as well as borougher execs etc.

So, what have we got?

No bypass coming soon.

A huge traffic headache which isn't going to go away and therefore requires a fresh management approach with some thinking outside the box.

A large suburb, the 'heart' of which is a srip of road consisting of pubs, cafes, estate agents, charity shops and some specialist shops.

£3 to £4 million quid could produce a better traffic management solution (lose half the bloody traffic lights for a start), a revamped strip, better parking, etc.

Net result - up the ante in HG, play to our strengths and an increase in house prices.

Local councillors can't see this through? Can't initiate this process? Wouldn't be part of the revitalisation committee? Wouldn't be in any of the positions handed out around the council who do make these decisions?

OK, well lets get back to voting on lollipop ladies, phone masts and mini black bins.

As you were.

(And always will be because there's nowt to be done until the mythical bypass rises from the ashes and comes to save us.)

[/QUOTE]Not been on this forum long, but this is the most sense I have read so far.

I drive the Poynton route every day and the main problem is the double roundabout that is difficult to navigate, you have to keep checking who you are giving way to, and from where.

I agree totally that the airport relief road will not be our saviour and that a better revitalisation approach is required.

Take a look the Poynton approach and the regeneration of BAE Woodford, get the community involved and create some working groups to get ideas and opinions. Instead of doing everything behind closed doors as is the case with the design of the relief road, get the community involved, that way we won’t end up with a tarmac eyesore on the cheap but maybe a well designed, landscaped road that will benefit transport and maintain the amenity for everyone.

Continue this approach; get people’s opinions that actually live in Hazel Grove and you may just get some good ideas, who knows.