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Centre Park Link

Centre park link

Latest news

Planning permission for Centre park link was unanimously approved on 17 May 2017 by the planning committee. The application, supporting documentation and decision notice are now available to view online, all you need to do is use the application number 2017/29897 in the search box at the top of the page.

The project

The project proposes a bridge crossing across the River Mersey from Chester Road, just north of Gainsborough Road. This proposed crossing would join onto an extended Slutchers Lane leading from Wilson Patten Street. A new signal controlled junction is to be constructed at each end of the new link on Chester Road and Wilson Patten Street.


The original scheme has changed over time in response to public consultation. Here's a summary of your feedback on the scheme: 

  • There's been strong support for the new link.
  • Some concerns about the potential one-way system in the town centre.
  • The bus gate should be reconstructed so it can be opened to general traffic in the future - a resolution should also be sought over the legal issues preventing us from opening the route to general traffic.
  • Proposals for traffic calming on Gainsborough Road should be introduced as a trial to ensure residents are happy with the solution before being introduced permanently.

A separate consultation will be undertaken in late 2018 for proposed trial traffic calming on Gainsborough Road.


Below is a visualisation of the new bridge as well as a detailed flythrough...

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