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Road works at Leek junction set to be shelved

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: March 26, 2014

By Leslie Jackson

The St Edward Street and Church Street junction where approved road works are set to be deleted

The St Edward Street and Church Street junction where approved road works are set to be deleted

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PLANNING officers have recommended that highway work which was part of a major development can be deleted.

Sainsbury's submitted a renewed planning application to delete highway alterations at the St Edward and Church Street junction in Leek.

The application would stop the proposed blocking off the right turn from Mill Street into St Edward Street, which formed part of the original approval given for the supermarket chain's development of the Churnet Works in Macclesfield Road.

Now planning officers have recommended that the variation to the original application be approved when it is put before members of the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council's planning applications committee for a final decision this Thursday, March 27.

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The latest plan comes after Sainsbury's withdrew the application last December, accusing the county council of being "unreasonable".

Since the store's opening in January 2013, Sainsbury's highway consultants have monitored traffic flows in and around Leek. This monitoring exercise indicates that the works to the A53 Church Street, A520 St Edward Street junction are no longer considered necessary.

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