Exhibition on airport relief road plans

An exhibition about plans for an A6-Manchester Airport Relief Road is being held in Disley next month.

Around 9,000 people responded to the first stage of the consultation, and following analysis of the feedback received, Stockport, Cheshire East and Manchester city councils have revised proposals to develop an emerging preferring scheme. A second phase of consultation will run until July 19 and will involve an exhibition at Disley Community Centre on July 4.

The road would link the A6 at Hazel Grove to the eastern end of the existing A555 at Woodford Road, Bramhall, and from the western end of the existing A555 at Wilmslow Road, Handforth, to the airport.

Cllr Michael Jones, Leader of Cheshire East Council, said: “This is a major opportunity to influence a hugely-significant scheme that aims to create jobs, improve communities and boost economic growth by greatly improving connectivity.

“We also want to ensure that any negative impacts on the A6 at Disley, the Poynton relief road scheme and the A34 at Handforth are kept to an absolute minimum as part of this project.”

To find out more about the scheme, visit www.semmms.info.