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MetiNews.Com - Carrington locals say they are the 'forgotten village' - and complain of constant noise pollution and air pollution

Manchester news 'If I'd known I wouldn't have moved in': The village tormented by wagons Manchester united news

MetiNews.Com - Carrington locals say they are the 'forgotten village' - and complain of constant noise pollution and air pollution

Manchester news  'If I'd known I wouldn't have moved in': The village tormented by wagons  Manchester united news
18 October 2020 - 18:00

Breaking News ! Hundreds of HGVs plough through a medieval village everyday, and those living there say they have resorted to sleeping pills and anxiety medication to cope. The Carrington community have had enough and have slammed Trafford council for its approach to their area; saying they are sick of it being 'ignored' and treated like 'an industrial backwater'. And they're not happy with the authority's proposed solution to the congestion problem in the form of a relief road over the much-loved green space of Carrington Moss either. The village's public transport network was described as 'woeful' by members of its parish council and community group Friends of Carrington Moss, who say their village has been 'ignored for 15 years'. The area is heavy with industry as pylons, lorries, building site traffic and gridlocked roads become a permanent feature of the area. Group members said sand blasting nearby creates plumes of dust that can be seen high over the village and they're concerned about residents breathing this in and what it could contain. They added that the lorries thundering through their village at all hours of the day and night are affecting families' health, with children breathing in polluted air. Read More Related Articles Plans to build on green belt land in Trafford spark row between party leaders Read More Related Articles Plans for huge Carrington relief road one step closer One resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said she is on beta blockers from her doctor to deal with the anxiety she suffers from a severe lack of sleep as lorries scream past and shake her cottage home through the night. She said: "I've only lived there five years, if I'd have known I wouldn't have moved in. It wasn't as bad then as it is now. But now, all day wagons go back and to, then it starts again at 11.30pm or 1am. "They don't stick to 30mph speed limit, they drive far too fast and it's constant. They'll beep if they see their mate coming, that's in the middle of the night. And if you do manage to drop off, by 6.30am everyone's going to work and the road's packed out again. "I've had to put pads behind all my mirrors because the house shakes that much. I've not have a decent night's sleep without taking a drug for such a long time. The house rattles, I've got cracks in my walls that weren't there before. Every night I take an antihistamine and I'm on beta blockers because of the anxiety. It's just a nightmare." The resident said she's almost been 'taken out' by HGV's hurtling along Manchester Road on a few occasions and she believes the potential of the village is being squandered. She said: "We're just a forgotten village. It's a lovely little village, it could be a beautiful place, but now it would probably be quieter sleeping on a motorway.

. The children two doors down have asked their parents to move because of the noise. My god, it's horrendous, and nobody seems concerned, it's ridiculous. "We pay the same council tax, why are we being made to breathe all this polluted air? It's just wrong." One lunchtime during lockdown, members of Friends of Carrington Moss stood by the side of Manchester Road and counted the number of lorries passing by. They say they counted 33 lorries passing in just 15 minutes on one occasion and another time, when they stood there for a whole hour, counted more than 200. They also took pollution readings at the roadside and say levels of NO2, CO2 and other dangerous gases were 'off the scale'. Manchester Road in Carrington. (Image: ABNM Photography) The community isn't happy with Trafford council's plans for a huge relief road to by-pass Carrington over Carrington Moss to try and take traffic away from the village either. Carrington Moss houses 'irreplaceable' habitats for endangered animals, plants and trees and sits on top of peat soil that acts as a carbon sink and should be protected, the group said. They also believe the currently proposed route for the relief road poses a flood risk, is destined to fail and won't effectively move traffic away from their village anyway. Instead, the group wants to see a bridge road built, basing their idea on the Clyde Swing Bridge in the Scottish town of Renfrew, which they believe will save businesses fuel costs, journey times and reduce pollution. Read More Related Articles Sign up to our newsletter for the latest M.E.N. headlines Carrington Parish Council and the Friends of Carrington Moss, said: "We have worked together to develop a proposal to address the traffic issues in the area. We believe our proposal is comparable in cost terms to Trafford’s plans. "We do not believe the decimation of the green belt is the answer. The habitats on Carrington Moss are irreplaceable and, in addition to providing support to many red listed birds and endangered creatures, this land also brings economic benefits to Trafford through the agricultural farming that Trafford council has previously wanted to protect. "We are keen to be involved as key stakeholders on the Carrington Relief Road project. It's time residents were placed at the forefront of the planning process and that we're part of the team creating the plans, not just the people who comment on documents someone else has designed without our input!" (Image: ABNM Photography) Coun James Wright, Trafford council’s executive member for housing and regeneration, said: “Trafford council has major ambitions for the redevelopment and regeneration of Carrington which will bring in thousands of new homes, hundreds of new jobs, new accessible green spaces and huge improvements in infrastructure. “We take on board the issue of traffic, and the planned relief road is designed to take away congestion from the village centre and to address some of the concerns raised by the Parish Council. "The relief road is the only realistic option for alleviating the congestion through Carrington Village and the other problems relating to the effect of HGVs passing through the village. The relief road, if approved, will divert traffic away from the village and make the planned developments in Carrington sustainable.”

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Manchester news 'If I'd known I wouldn't have moved in': The village tormented by wagons Manchester united news


Manchester news 'If I'd known I wouldn't have moved in': The village tormented by wagons Manchester united news


Manchester news 'If I'd known I wouldn't have moved in': The village tormented by wagons Manchester united news


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