August 25, 2022
Contractors operating on behalf of developers have informed Cheshire East Council that they are now able to proceed with the agreed plan to remove the roundabout at Broken Cross, Macclesfield and replace it with a signal-controlled junction.
Work is being undertaken by HA Civils on behalf of the developers, Bellway Homes, to increase capacity at the junction as part of a housing site development on a plot of land between Chelford Road and Whirley Road.
This work was approved as part of the planning application. Another additional access road will be created from the development on the A537.
Work to remove the roundabout and install signals is due to start on 30 August and is in accordance with the planning requirements agreed for the development on land between Chelford Road and Whirley Road (Planning Ref: 17/4277M) and approved by the Board’s Strategic Planning Board on September 4, 2018.
This follows consultation with neighborhood members, residents and businesses as part of the planning process. The introduction of traffic lights in place of the existing roundabout is intended to mitigate the impact on the motorway of additional housing in the area and additional traffic levels.
The works are being delivered under a Section 278 agreement with the Highways Authority. The Broken Cross scheme must be completed to the satisfaction of the council before any of the new houses are occupied.
Cheshire East Council is fully aware of the impact this work will have on people traveling in and out of Macclesfield during this construction project, and we urge drivers to follow the detour routes recommended in the possible.
The council is also aware of local residents’ concerns about the program and is in discussion with HA civilians about their community engagement and communications plans.
The project is due to be completed by November 8 when some works will continue at Pexhill Road, until November 17, followed by two further closures in the new year involving Pexhill Road, Gawsworth Road and Fallibroome Road.
The council also considered residents’ concerns about air quality due to increased traffic levels resulting from the related developments. Broken Cross is an air quality management zone and the council will monitor the air quality in this community in the usual way.