It was good to visit the Crown Crossroads junction in Llay to meet with residents who have become increasingly concerned over road safety, after a promised upgrade to the junction has yet to materialise.
So many people are being affected by this already, and with increased pressure from new residents anticipated it is about time the developers and the Planning Department at the Council listened to what people are saying. As I said before, from the correspondence coming into my office and from what I am hearing on the streets, congestion is a nightmare here at peak times; vehicles are jumping red lights out of frustration at waiting; and idling engines are degrading the air quality. The junction needs sorting now.”
Commenting on the issue, Llay Borough Councillor Rob Walsh also noted that,
"Whilst I can now see the highways upgrades on the horizon, this goes to show that it should have been done earlier. Planning conditions are there for a reason and if they are ignored there are consequences and this proves it. I feel very sorry for the residents of Gresford Road who have been badly let down in recent years. Many have lost complete confidence in the democratic process as a result of this shambles. We need a new era where planning breaches, particularly by big developers, are dealt quickly and firmly."
In addition to the ongoing problems, Aldi supermarkets have gained planning permission to build a store near to the junction but has given a promise to residents not to do so until the junction is upgraded so as not to add to the problem. As such, it is important that the junction is upgraded to make sure residents can advantage of having a new supermarket close by.
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