Congleton closure will cause chaos at Macclesfield tip

By Tom Avery

22nd Feb 2021 | Opinion

Picture of queue to Macclesfield tip taken on Saturday.
Picture of queue to Macclesfield tip taken on Saturday.

Chaos will ensue when traffic from Congleton starts to arrive in Macclesfield from September after our refuse site closes.

Cheshire East Highways will need to improve the pictured (above) junction if the plan is to succeed, how much will that cost?

The whole plan is ill though through. Cheshire East have stated it would cost £4m to build a new tip, how much will the traffic chaos cost, along with the clean-up from fly-tipping in the Congleton and surrounding parish areas.

If this plan to close the refuse site does go ahead in Congleton, the next local elections will be carnage for our current Labour and Independent councillors.

Cheshire East has approved nearly 5,000 new homes in Congleton, which will bring over 10,000 additional residents, and they want to close our refuse site.

It just smacks of political shenanigans. We all need to work together to build a better environment and not encourage political divisions.


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