Developers submit application for bridge over the canal

Reference No:
Land off Meadow Lane / Chessington Crescent, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent
Full planning application for the erection of a pedestrian/cycle footbridge over the Trent and Mersey Canal between land off Meadow Lane/Chessington Crescent, and the canal towpath adjacent to Arctic Place and Atlantic Grove
Statutory Class:

We are again disappointed with the approach of Barratt Homes and Ascalon Properties.

Despite having plenty of opportunity to submit a half decent application for this foot bridge over the canal, that could, if implemented properly enhance the area, for reasons known only to themselves have not consulted residents on it’s design or location.

The plan for the bridge places it in the worst possible position with an overbearing impact on Arctic Place homes, creating a rat-run over a grassed area into the Pacific Road estate and to top it off, the side elevations look absolutely awful!  A huge eyesore.

We believe that the developers have yet again attempted to do the minimum possible, at the cheapest cost with absolutely no regard for the local community.  They even have the audacity to claim that the bridge is not needed to support the poor accessibility of their main application.

You can find the application documents on the Councils Planning website here:    Just enter 63887/FUL into the search box.

We have until 16th May to send comments (objections) to the Council.



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