Impact Survey by ARAG
It is now clear that Alsager Town Council is not going to support an Impact Survey to provide the professional evidence needed to allow us to challenge developers’ speculative planning applications.
At a Town Council Planning Committee meeting, in the Civic Hall, Fiona Bruce MP said that it was essential to have professional evidence when she meets with Ministers or she would fighting without any ammunition. She made it very clear that she is already doing everything possible, at Westminster, to support Alsager’s residents and asked the Town Council to reconsider their decision, but was ignored.
Because of our members overwhelming reaction, to the Town Council’s refusal to protect our community, we feel that we can wait no longer and have little option but to take action ourselves. ARAG have therefore met with consultants who will be producing a professional Traffic Survey as quickly as possible; but obviously not over the Christmas and New Year period. The survey will be carried out in two stages, in order to speed up the reports for those application sites which are most imminent and can be extended to cover the whole of Alsager when necessary.
We have already received a number of offers of financial contributions but would ask if our members could help towards the cost of this essential survey. Eventually we would hope to have surveys produced to cover Noise and Air Pollution but this will depend on cost and level of support.
If you wish to make a contribution, you can do so by e-mailing ARAG for account details. Email Alsager Action
Alternatively, you can send a cheque (made out to Alsager Residents Action Group) to the the ARAG treasurer:
Robin Peake ( ARAG Treasurer)
76 Dunnocksfold Road
Alsager ST7 2TW