Proposed Pedestrian Refuge, Compstall Road, Romiley

Closed 27 Mar 2023

Opened 2 Mar 2023


We have drafted a proposal for a new pedestrian refuge crossing on Compstall Road, Romiley adjacent to the junction of Waterloo Road. The refuge crossing aims to support sustainable travel choices and improve safety of pedestrians crossing Compstall Road to access adjacent bus stops.

This proposed scheme would be paid for by the Government’s City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) and Transforming Cities Funding. These are national investment funds to improve local transport networks, access for local businesses and organisations, and to help residents get to amenities in their communities.  This element of the fund is allocated to ‘Bus Pinch Point’ schemes. These are schemes that aim to reduce bus travel time at known points of congestion and improve safety for bus users.

The scheme comprises:

  • A new uncontrolled crossing with a pedestrian refuge located on Compstall Road, approximately 20m east of the Waterloo Road junction.
  • Existing eastbound bus stop on Compstall Road to be relocated further east and existing westbound bus stop to be relocated further west to allow for the proposed crossing to be located on the pedestrian desire line, between the bus stops.
  • Right turn pockets provided either side of the pedestrian refuge to prevent queuing on Compstall Road and to allow for access to Waterloo Road and Cherry Tree House. 
  • Tactile paving to be provided at the side road junction of Waterloo Road to assist the blind and partially sighted to cross.

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We would like to hear your views on the proposals, and specifically to what extent you agree or disagree with them.

Please include any comments you may wish to make on the proposal by completing the online survey by Monday 27th March 2023.

All responses to this consultation will be considered as part of the scheme development process prior to any implementation. Due to the anticipated volume of responses, please be aware we may not be able to enter detailed correspondence with individuals about points raised.

Delivery of the scheme is subject to approval and funding being agreed by the Government’s City Regional Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) scheme. If approved and awarded funding, the scheme would be delivered in the 2023/24 financial year (to March 2024).

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If you would like a paper copy information and/or response forms, or to discuss any of the above, please contact the team by phone on 0161 217 6043 or email at


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