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May 6, 2022

High street closure will now go ahead

A high street in the Moorlands is set to be closed fully to traffic in order for Jubilee celebrations to take place. Last month, we reported that Cheadle Town Council had opted not to spend any of the council’s Queen’s Platinum Jubilee budget on applying and arranging for a full road closure for the High Street celebrations. Costs which had been stated then as totalling £1,425.

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March 10, 2022

No road closure for street party in town centre

A council has opted against implementing a full road closure in their town during June’s jubilee celebrations via a majority vote after intense discussions in council chambers. The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee commemorations in Cheadle are being organised by Cheadle Town Council across the national bank holiday weekend of June 2 to June 5.

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June 22, 2021

Diversion dismay as closures continue

BUSINESSES, residents and councillors have hit out at further delays and disruption as works to complete access to the Hazelwalls housing development continues. The deadline for works to be complete has been extended to June 30 – more than a month later than originally planned.

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January 30, 2020

Traffic chaos in village

RESIDENTS and community leaders have aired their concerns over traffic congestion through a Moorlands village due to nearby development works. The A521 in Blythe Bridge is currently partly shut as three phases of works on land adjacent to the road are being carried out as contractors complete development work on behalf of St Modwen Homes, who were previously granted planning permission to build up to 120 new homes on the site. Residents of Blythe Bridge and Forsbrook have been having their say on the matter.

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January 23, 2020

Second phase of road closure works ahead of schedule

HOUSING developers whose contractors are working on constructions which have partially closed a busy dual carriageway say one of its three development stages is due to be completed earlier than expected. The A521 in Blythe Bridge is currently partly shut as three phases of works on land adjacent to the road are being carried out as contractors complete development work on behalf of St Modwen Homes, who were previously granted planning permission to build up to 120 new homes on the site. St Modwen Homes confirmed to the Times and Echo that ‘Phase Two’ was set to finish Tuesday, January 21, six days earlier than previously scheduled.

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December 23, 2019

Alterations made to carriageway road closure schedule

FURTHER alterations have been made to the schedule of works that are currently being carried out on a frequently-used double carriageway in the Moorlands. The A521 in Blythe Bridge is currently partly shut as three phases of works on land adjacent to the road are completed by contractors from housing developers St Modwen Homes after previously being granted planning permission to build up to 120 new homes on the site. Earlier this month the Times and Echo reported that Staffordshire County Council's website explained that 'Phase Two' of the roadworks would see the “complete closure of the opposite side of the carriageway for seven weeks with two lanes open eastbound i.e. traffic leaving the A50,” while phase three signified “four weeks with three-way traffic signals and lane closures.”

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December 5, 2019

Roadworks on track to completed on time

STAFFORDSHIRE County Council has provided an update on roadworks that are taking place on a frequently-used dual carriageway in the Moorlands. The A521 in Blythe Bridge is currently partly shut as works on land adjacent to the road are being completed by contractors from housing developers St Modwen Homes, with one side of the carriageway completely shut while one lane on the opposite side open as part of 'Phase One' of the plans. A second phase will see “the complete closure of the opposite side of the carriageway for seven weeks with two lanes open eastbound i.e. traffic leaving the A50,” while phase three signifies “four weeks with three-way traffic signals and lane closures.”

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November 1, 2019

High street closure for festivities

A TEMPORARY road closure is set to take place in a Moorlands town centre in order for a festive extravaganza to take place. Team Cheadle have announced that there will be one major change to this year’s Cheadle Christmas Lights event, which will take place on Saturday, November 16. For the first time ever, the whole High Street in Cheadle will be closed to traffic. A spokesman for Team Cheadle said: “Usually only the stretch of High Street, beyond the Market Cross is closed off, which often leads to retailers complaining of the “great wall of Cheadle” as they’ve previously nicknamed it – they have felt in the past a line was drawn dividing the High Street, stopping event attendees visiting their shops.

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October 3, 2019

Date has been set for road closure

HIGHWAYS crews are to work six days a week to deliver a major new housing scheme in Blythe Bridge “as quickly as possible.” St Modwen has been granted planning permission to build almost 120 new homes within the Moorlands village and states that it needs to construct a site entrance, change the existing road lay out and install utilities as part of the scheme. A new pedestrian crossing, which is set to help people cross the road safely, will also be included in the works, along with new pavements on both sides of the road.

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September 19, 2019

Busy road closure halted amid public backlash

PLANS to close a busy road in a Moorlands town for ten weeks have been put on hold after the scheduling provoked uproar with residents, community leaders and commuters. The A521 highway which runs from Froghall to Blythe Bridge before joining up to the A50 is a road that is used daily by thousands of commuters every day and plans were put in place to completely shut the dual carriageway both ways for several months so housing development works could be carried out. However, following a backlash from members of the community and councillors, the works have been suspended with no confirmation as to when they will officially commence.

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November 15, 2017

ROAD CLOSURE IN CHEADLE

'Ridiculous' diversion may drive motorists around the bend

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