A £100,000 funding pot to design and deliver a traffic-easing scheme in Cheadle has been slammed as 'too little, too late'.
Staffordshire County Council has allocated funding to improve the road system at Tape Street.
But news of the plan was this week greeted with mixed reactions from civic leaders and members of the public.
Councillor Richard Alcock, who has long campaigned for highways improvements in Cheadle, claimed any scheme would come too late to have any meaningful impact on traffic problems through the town centre.
He said: “I personally don’t see how they can do anything – they’ve made a proper mess of it.
“We’re still on Victorian roads and £100,000 won’t do a lot – it’s too little, too late.
“When developers apply for planning permission for new homes, the county highways keep saying there’s no congestion problem in Cheadle.
“You go round a roundabout and hit a pelican crossing straight away which holds the traffic up. You can’t get through the town. They should have put a bypass in.”
No firm proposals have yet emerged, but the county council has confirmed the £100,000 sum had been set aside to help alleviate delays.
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