Romiley to Stockport Walking & Cycling Route

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Closes 30 Jul 2021

Introduction

The proposed walking and cycling route is a combination of off-road paths and quiet roads between Cherry Tree in Romiley and Newbridge Lane in Stockport, avoiding busy main roads. It is part of a plan to make active travel the number one choice for travelling to work, to school and to the shops. The Bee Network will be to the highest standards with routes fit for a 12-year-old, a double buggy or a wheelchair user.

Lighting is proposed to be installed along the route where it is not currently in place. The hours of operation are to be agreed in discussion with Ecology Officers, but along off-road paths it is not expected to be operational between 10pm and 5am. The lighting will be of suitable luminosity and directed to the path to minimise spill into adjacent areas. It will be of a type that minimises any possible harm to bats.

The proposals require some trees to be removed as shown on the drawings, this has been minimised as much as possible and any trees removed will be replaced on at least a 2-for-1 basis. The planting of new trees is being explored along the length of the scheme and adjacent areas. The Arboriculture Report for the scheme is available by request.

Traffic Regulation Orders are proposed along the route as shown on the drawings.

20mph zones are proposed along the route to complement existing 20mph speed limits.

Detailed drawings are provided in sections from east (Romiley) to west (Stockport) over the following pages. The Overview plan is provided below.

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To what extent do you agree or disagree with the general principles of the proposed Romiley to Stockport Walking & Cycling Route, to provide a route which connects local communities and avoids busy roads?