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Goggins posted..

the plan to build this road was announced by George Osborne in his 2011 Autumn Statement:
" In the North West. We will electrify the transpennine express between Manchester and Leeds, build the Manchester Airport and Crewe link roads and work with Merseyside to turn the vision of the Atlantic Gateway into reality."
It is described in the accompanying National Infrastructure plan as:
"improving access to Manchester Airport by building a new dual carriageway roadlinking the M56 at Manchester Airport to the A6 south of Stockport"

Although it follows part of the long hoped-for Stockport bypass it is not that. Councillors of various hues may try and profit from the announcement by claiming that it's a result of their long campaign but, in reality, it's an attempt to boost GDP with a chunk of public spending whilst encouraging businesses to move into the planned Airport City. It's a bit naive to imagine that any of the 3 councils or their constituents had any say in whether it happened or not beyond the selection of a few junctions from pairs of options which, in most cases, comprised of a sensible option and a plainly silly option.