A planning application for the next stage of the Parkside link road project has been submitted.
St Helens Council says the link road is entering the ‘latter stages’ of construction and now is the time to ‘make some final minor amendments’ that will ensure it delivers on its promise of enabling new jobs, regeneration and smoother traffic flows, reports the Warrington Guardian.
Accordingly, St Helens Council’s highways team has submitted a planning application to both St Helens Council and Warrington Borough Council, which is designed to further encourage traffic using the new link road to access it via J22 of the M6 motorway, thereby minimising use of the local road network, in line with the planning conditions previously imposed.
The application will also improve aspects of the tree planting and landscaping, which will ‘help make this one of the greenest employment sites in the region’.
Cllr David Baines, leader of St Helens Council, said: “Parkside Link Road is key to unlocking the full potential of our ambitious Parkside development, improving access and reducing the potential impact on the local community by taking traffic to the site away from the local road network.
“As we advance positively to completion of the Parkside Link Road project, this next step – known as a ‘Section 73 application’ – has now been submitted and if there’s anything in the proposal that you would like to discuss, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with the highways team by emailing HighwayImprovements@sthelens.gov.uk.
“We thank residents and businesses for their continued cooperation and patience during construction of this vital infrastructure and wider site works.”