What's happening on Railway Road, Rose hill? The scheme, a week in has already seen every single piece of greenery removed from the upper section of the strip. The completed scheme promises to be a compromised scheme that will actually introduce increased dangers where cyclists and pedestrians are sharing two widened sections of pavement but then have to both use a narrowed section….. a bottleneck is actually being constructed that will either force pedestrians or cyclists onto the road or cause them to collide.
Interestingly, the report submitted to the Marple Area Committee by NPS implied the entire length of the pavement would be widened and didn't show the buildings that are are near the boundaries of the plots of land that have been "acquired"... is this another Seventeen Windows? Do the buildings need planning permission? should they even be there?
The submitted plan to the Area Committee is inaccurate and yet it is upon this that the committee made its decision. Why doesn’t the NPS plan show the building? The erection of the buildings pre-date the submission date of the plan by NPS to the Area Committee on 25th May 2011. Something doesn't seem to add up.
If the land acquired isn’t reflective of the NPS drawing and presumed basis for the Committee decision and is therefore only two disjointed sections of the strip of land, why did the land acquisition and scheme still go ahead? Presumably someone saw the discrepancy, if so, who, and what was then done about it? Who took it upon themselves to accept a compromised scheme and still spend the money?
Anyone have any clues?