Reject the Proposed A57 Link Roads Scheme

Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport

The Mottram bypass and Glossop Spur now called the A57 Link Roads were promised to relieve congestion in Glossopdale.  They won’t.

According to National Highways who are proposing the scheme

‘this scheme does not do anything to relieve congestion in Glossop but attracts more traffic along the A57’

More traffic means more carbon emissions, at a time when nearly everyone recognises that emissions need to be reduced dramatically, to prevent runaway climate change. More traffic also means more air pollution, and more accidents

There will be no relief for Hollingworth and Tintwistle. The proposed road doesn’t bypass the villages. Heavy traffic, noise and pollution will continue to blight residents’ lives.

The A57 Link Roads are estimated to cost £180 Million; will bring at least two years of disruption; and will do nothing to solve our traffic problems.

For a fraction of the cost ( around £10 million) a plan for low carbon travel in Longdendale and Glossopdale could be implemented.

To: Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport
From: [Your Name]

We call on you to reject the proposed A57 Link Road Scheme, which will not reduce congestion and pollution in Glossopdale, does not by-pass Hollingworth and Tintwistle and will make the Climate Crisis worse. This will save £180 million and we urge you to invest £10 million of this saving in developing low carbon alternatives in Glossopdale and Longdendale.