“Rather, it is recommended that the study area local authorities develop smaller and more appropriate scale road proposals along the protected alignments. These should be designed to provide relief for the study area communities affected by inappropriate through traffic, but not to provide a new strategic route of regional and potentially national significance.”

The proposed bypass provides most benefits for long distance traffic.

If SMBC take this Schweinerei of a roadscheme as far as public inquiry, they risk losing a further circa £25 million. Can Stockport afford to lose such huge sums on the vanities of not too bright panjandrums and local councillors?