North West Crewe Package

Cheshire East to green light £42m Crewe roads package

The council is set to give planning permission to the North West Crewe roads package, designed to unlock land to support the construction of 1,350 homes to the north of the town.

The North West Crewe package forms part of the Council’s local plan and is designed to unlock a number of sites ahead of HS2 arrival at Crewe railway station in 2027.

The key schemes to be delivered under the proposals are a north-south spine road; a realigned Smithy Lane; an east-west link road from the A530 to the new spine road; and a series of junction improvements.

Other parts of the works package include a new access road to Leighton Hospital and other roads to support the development a masterplan for the Leighton area.

This will include two sites allocated under the council’s local plan; the 850-home Leighton West site, and 500 homes at Leighton. There will also be improved access to Bentley Motors

Remodelling works are planned between Flowers Lane and the A530; and a new roundabout will also be built at Flowers Lane to serve the potential Leighton site.

In total, the works will provide 1.8 miles of new roads across the area, along with dual-use cycleways and footways.

Cheshire East’s planning committee is set to back the proposals at a meeting next week; officers said the scheme would improve access to key sites including Bentley’s campus and Leighton Hospital.

The council is looking to procure the construction package for the roads, which is valued at £26m, through the Scape Civil Engineering and Infrastructure framework; the framework’s current sole contractor is Balfour Beatty.

Around 12 months ago, the council appointed property consultants Sanderson Weatherall to assist with land assembly and said it would aim for “acquisition by agreement” first rather than CPOs. Overall, the council is expected to purchase 25 acres of land in Leighton to get the scheme underway.

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So another thousand homes served solely by roads, totally car-dependent and unsustainable. Well done, Crewe!

By Peter Black

How about putting some tarmac on the current roads in Crewe, instead of pot holes, and stop closing roads that don’t need closing and forcing cars into congested area’s causing chaos.. Retail Park In and Out ? Are these houses going to be affordable to young people starting out a family ? or yet more overpriced housing ?

By Jon

More houses, more cars, more congestion, more pollution, just great.

By Breathing Pollution

If it’s green, let’s build on it eh….I have lived in the Wistaston area all my life….as for those houses being built on Wistaston Green Road….(the field that never had cattle on because it never dried up and was full of bullrushes) yes they are building houses on there
Good luck for the future if you are buying one of them
Lets just hope they install some streetlights to accommodate the extra traffic on the already rat run road used by Bentley etc when Middlewich Road is at a standstill and will get worse when the traffic lights are installed by The Rising Sun

By Dave

Brilliant!!
About time you sorted Crewe out.
They have waited long enough.

By Elinor Young

How about sorting the A51 out out side Boughey transportation at wardle the road is dipping to wards the canal. Will have even more traffic when the wardle industrial estate kicks in.

By Norman

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