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Link road planned next to Standish High

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stopalmondbrooklinkroad Fri 13-Jun-14 20:40:52

Wigan Council and housing developers plan to build a link road, big enough for HGVs and buses next to the playing fields of Standish High School.
We believe parents need to be informed of these plans as they will
have direct implications for their children.
We share the concerns of consultant chest physician at
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, Dr Imran Aziz, who is lead for Asthma Services at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, who has expressed his grave worries about the route of the road because of the health implications for pupils. He wrote to the council asking for the route of the road to be moved.
www.wigantoday.net/news/local/top-doctor-warns-of-link-road-health-timebomb-1-6451795
Growing evidence of health problems linked to exhaust emissions
prompted the Greater London Authority to declare that it is working
with its local authorities to "make further improvements to air
quality near schools".
https://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/environment/clearing-londons-air/clean-air-schools
This is part of its Cleaner Air 4 Schools programme.
Also, last month, Liberal Democrats called for greater pollution
protection for schools after a survey found a number that were closer
than 150m to a school.
www.airqualitynews.com/2014/03/17/lib-dems-call-for-greater-pollution-protection-for-schools/
Along with ward councillors, we are also concerned that there will be
traffic safety issues with this road due to it cutting across
footpaths and cycle routes to the school. National road safety
campaign group Brake is backing us in opposing the road.
Parents with children at Standish High, or at primary schools feeding into the high school can see the plans here:
kinnear.wigan.gov.uk/planapps/PlanAppsDetails.asp?passAppNo=A/14/79165
And they can make comments on it to Wigan Council by emailing:
planningrepresentations@wigan.gov.uk giving your name, address and giving the application number A/14/79165.
It is worrying that Standish High has refused to inform parents of these plans as they say it is not an educational matter.
But the plans show that building work will take EIGHT years all around the school bringing noise, dust, disruption and fumes.
Residents have until June 22 to object. Please do so.

Stop Almond Brook Link Road

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