A community leader has stated that he is in support of residents concerns that their street remains temporarily closed. The statement from Staffordshire County Councillor Mark Deaville comes after many residents of Prince George Street in Cheadle have raised concern that their street is to continue to be temporarily closed, potentially for a further 18 months, while the wait continues for repairs to a collapsed wall after a landslide back in September 2019.
A community leader has stated that he is in support of residents concerns that their street remains temporarily closed.
The statement from Staffordshire County Councillor Mark Deaville comes after many residents of Prince George Street in Cheadle have raised concern that their street is to continue to be temporarily closed, potentially for a further 18 months, while the wait continues for repairs to a collapsed wall after a landslide back in September 2019.
In a notice, dated July 9, regarding the temporary prohibition of traffic and revocation of one-way order for Prince George Street in Cheadle, John Tradewell, Director of Corporate Services at the county council states: “Notice is hereby given that the Staffordshire County Council on 8th July 2021 made an Order the effect of which will be to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding in that length of Prince George Street in Cheadle in the vicinity of the property named ‘The Coach House’ for a distance of approximately 80 metres.
“The one-way order from its junction with Monkhouse to its junction with Friars Close will be suspended throughout the duration of the order. No vehicular access will be available for safety reasons. Pedestrian access will be available.”
Mr Tradewell added: “The order will come into operation on 10th July 2021 and the order will commence on or as near as practicable to that date.
“The Order will remain in force for a period of 18 months for the protection of the travelling public due to a collapsed retaining wall on or near the road.”
A number of residents of Prince George Street have spoken to the Times & Echo about their concerns about the road remaining closed, in particular that drivers are still entering the road and having to turn around in private driveways to go back down again, some even damaging walls in doing so.
We contacted Staffordshire County Council about these concerns to which, councillor David Williams, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport at Staffordshire County Council said: “We are aware of resident’s concerns about the length of time it is taking to stabilise the landslip adjacent to Prince George Street.
“The road closure is in place to protect the landslip area as well as the road and any service pipes or cables within it. The closure will also help prevent vehicles mistakenly entering the unstable parking area by the private property.
“We continue to work with those responsible for the remedial works in order to get the road open again as soon as possible.”
Meanwhile, Cheadle and Checkley ward county councillor Mark Deaville said: “I have had many useful and informative discussions with local residents and local businesses around this important issue and I fully understand their concerns and frustrations.
“My main concern is obviously around the safety of residents in the street and the surrounding area.
“I have requested officers from both Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council to implement the necessary safety measures.
“The situation is detrimental to the local economy and the road absolutely needs to be reopened as soon as it is safe to do so.
“Rest assured that I am supportive of local residents and businesses in resolving this important matter as soon as possible.”
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