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Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2018-20-01

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Are the roads in Formby at saturation point?

THE recent road works and temporary road closures have highlighted the strain added housing will have on the Villages road network. The village over last few months has seen major issues as road closures put pressure on the few main arterial roads.

In total, the village only has 3 main roads down to the coast, 2 of them with level crossings, then cross, we only have 4 full length roads running North to South, with 1 of them being the main road connecting all 3 exit points. This has lead to concerns that another or more roads, letting vehicles exit the village, might have to be added, should the increasing residential building continue.

Other issues raised have been the fact Formby's access to the likes of Ormskirk Hospital and Southport Hospital are easily complained, as to access to Liverpool, should the Formby Bypass get closed. Again an issue that has happened a few times in recent months.

Already more ruthless driving has been commented upon by inhabitants as the roads become increasingly busy, even congested at peak times.

What will happen when even more cars try to access the exit roads at Eccles Crossing and other potential bottle when so much additional traffic is added generated by new housing?

Is it true that Formby is now under far too much pressure?

 Also how can we address the fact many young locals have to leave the area due to the rising house prices, if we do not build more houses? Do you think the wrong type of housing is being built in Formby?

Please do let us know.... Please email your thoughts to our newsroom via:- as would love to know what you think! You can also join us on our Formby Reporter Facebook Page to add your views on this very divisive issue.


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