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Decision time for £42 million Leighton road improvement package

A £42 million road improvement package for the Leighton area of Crewe could be approved next week

The proposed benefits of the North West Crewe Package (NWCP ) extend to unlocking a number of housing and employment sites outlined in Cheshire East Council’s Local Plan Strategy.

The NWCP plans include the construction of new roads linking Smithy Lane with Minshull New Road and Middlewich Road (A530).

It will also mean the realignment of Smithy Lane, Flowers Lane and improvements to other road junctions associated with the scheme.

In total, the proposed project will create 2.9km of new roads with street lighting and a 30mph speed limit.

It’s hoped the improvements will also reduce congestion and improve access to Leighton Hospital and the Bentley Motors site.

A report to Cheshire East’s strategic planning board is recommending the plans for approval at its meeting next Wednesday (27 March).