MP renews calls for access road to be built for Maghull development

MP renews calls for access road to be built for Maghull development

by Tom Martin (March 2021)

Bill Esterson MP has again demanded Persimmon Homes, who were recently granted controversial planning permission to develop houses on land east of Maghull, to build an access road to the site. 

Although, after a battle by Town and Borough Councillors and local campaigners, site traffic has been barred from using Maghull’s residential streets to reach the entrance to the site, country roads via Melling could still suffer increased and heavy traffic.

Mr Esterson, who represents the Sefton Central Constituency, wrote to Persimmon in July last year to urge the developer to consider building a “haul” across the site direct from the M58 Junction 1.

He has now written again to ask the developer to spare existing roads and to build a haul road for the heavy construction lorries, which will be used during building of the new homes.

MP for Sefton Central Bill Esterson said: “Persimmon Homes have been asked time and time again to build a haul road to prevent heavy traffic from wreaking havoc on residential and country roads.

"Thankfully the planning inspector agreed with Maghull Councillors, Patrick McInley and Yvonne Sayers, the Town Council, local residents and me by blocking the use of the residential roads near the site. But the developer can still use the country lanes from Melling and this is not good enough.

“That is why I have written to Persimmon Homes yet again to repeat the concerns of local residents and councillors.

“The developer stands to make a sizeable profit from this development. If they wish to be seen as a responsible business, Persimmon Homes will want to build a haul road before starting the houses to spare residents the chaos of heavy goods traffic on their roads. It is the least they can do to minimise the impact on the existing community."

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