West Vale Co-op access causing concern

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Highways officers are being asked to again look at the road access into the West Vale Co-op which has concerned residents.

Entrance to the car park is at the busy junction of Saddleworth Road and Stainland Road and is deemed dangerous by many. The newly-built Co-op stands on the site of the former Shears Inn and a traffic analysis into the car park was considered not to be considerably different by planners.

But Greetland and Stainland Ward Forum disagreed with those findings with residents believing there are many more traffic movements in and out of a supermarket than a pub and the Co-op access impacted more on the junction.

Councillor Malcolm James said the two situations are not parallel and the forum would be asking highways officers for detailed statistics ahead of further discussions to improve traffic movement around the junction.