Democratic mockery

Wakefield Road

Sowerby Bridge

I have been to various meetings regarding the proposed regeneration at Copley (the action group against, and the Genr8 presentation for). The one overriding issue to me which GenR8 seem oblivious to, is the amount of extra traffic this whole project will generate on already overcrowded roads.

It seems like they are trying to rush planning permission through on a replacement bridge across the canal that will end up going nowhere, (unless of course they are quite certain to get planning permission for the rest of the project). This then raises the question of whether this whole project is a forgone conclusion regardless of any objections, which makes a mockery of any democratic process.

Bob James