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Parkside Link Road Consultation

Pre-planning engagement on a proposed link road

As part of the Parkside regeneration scheme, St Helens Council and its consultants have undertaken a review to develop a link road from the A49 Newton-le-Willows to Junction 22 of the M6.

The possible requirement for a link road was initially raised by local people during public consultation sessions, held earlier in the year, on the regeneration of the Parkside site.

St Helens is maximising its ideal location as a centre for logistics, and the development of the Parkside site will play an important role in regenerating the local economy, both as an employer and in facilitating economic growth.

It is envisaged that the development of all three phases of the site will potentially create over 7,700 new local jobs.  The site will also play a strategic role in creating a M6 growth corridor and is perfectly poised to take advantage of regional developments such as the Liverpool 2 initiative and Atlantic Gateway at the Port of Liverpool, as well as opportunities that come from being part of both the Northern Powerhouse and the Liverpool City Region (LCR).

In order to sustain this growth an excellent highway network is required in order to allow quick and easy access for vehicles on to the M6 and relieve congestion on neighbouring roads.

This consultation will run from Tuesday 27 June to Friday 15 September 2017.

Have your say!

You can make a comment or provide feedback on the proposed preferred route by emailing parksidelinkroad@ramboll.com or through our online public consultation questionnaire by the above date.

If you would like to know more about the proposals for the new Parkside Link Road, come along to one of our information days on:

  • Tuesday 11 July at Hope Academy, Newton-le-Willows, 4pm – 8pm
  • Thursday 13 July at Winwick Leisure Centre, 4pm – 8pm

Below are a number of documents detailing further information on the proposed Parkside Link Road.

 These can also be viewed at:

  • Newton-le-Willows Library, 266 Crow Lane, Newton-le-Willows WA12 9TX
  • Planning Reception, St Helens Town Hall, Victoria Square, St Helens WA10 1HP
  • Contact Centre, Wesley House, Corporation Street, St Helens WA10 1HF

Proposed initial routes and preferred yellow route

Leaflet sent out to households in the vicinity of the proposed link road.


Download the Public Consultation Leaflet

Details the proposed approach to assessing the potential environmental impacts of the proposed scheme.

Outlines the business case for the scheme to secure additional funding (documents 1-5).

Additional information to support the Outline Business Case (documents 1-5).

Additional information to support the Outline Business Case (documents 6-13).

Summarises the transport economic benefits of the proposed scheme.

Describes the methodology used to build the traffic model used to assess changes on the highway network as a result of the proposed Parkside Link Road.

Identifies key stakeholders and describes the proposed communication strategy throughout the project.

Drawings identifying proposed outline route of the scheme.

Plan of six route options and high level WebTag assessment.

Plan identifying site location and potential phases of development.

Documents the procedures and processes followed and the outcome of the Options Appraisal undertaken to identify the preferred option.

St. Helens Council and its consultants will use the Parkside Link Road questionnaires to provide evidence for ways of informing the planning application on the link road. The questionnaires will be stored and disposed of securely after they have served this purpose.

A summary of responses to the consultation and stakeholder engagement will be published and to give credibility to this exercise a list comprising of names and postal towns (eg Mr A N Other, Newton-le-Willows) of those who responded is intended to be included.

St. Helens Council is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FoI) and Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs), which means that the questionnaires may be released in response to a request for information. However, all personal data contained within it will be treated in line with our obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998.