Having the Grange fields (between Fetival park and Burslem) close by to where I live, other neighbours and myself are interested in knowing what will happen to them. Over the years there have been many council ideas/plans to build houses and roads across the green pastures .
Renew (the failed regeneration scheme for Stoke-on-Trent) also wanted to build houses onto the fields .
At a recent residents meeting the newest council idea was "aired" that there was going to be a relief road built for the festival park site. There were 3 routes but the cheapest option iwas to build a road across the fields,and across to Enoch St pass St John Church then up to Moorland road.
The other options a road over the cannal and railway to join the A500 (a much better option) and 3rd option that the road would come out by F M Guinness'.
The road would cost 1.2 million and would be in place 12-18months .
At the residents meeting this week- the road was on the agender because if the road did go across the fields and up to moorland road it would also be very close to council owned bungalows for the elderly . who as you might think are not happy to have a busy road by them.
Councilor Allan Dutton reassured the concered residents at the meeting, that the road was not going along the Grange fields.
When asked why were there man and equipment land testing on the fields - he said
"its something that the council have to do now and again"
Today the men came back to the Grange with drilling equipment for the purpose of
As a resident the question is- WHAT FOR?
But Stoke-on-Trent people are famillar with this council saying one thing and doing something else.