Response to Tameside MBC's LITS "Consultation"
22nd February 2010– for immediate release
The Save Swallow's Wood  campaign group today welcome the initiative that Tameside Borough Council's are taking with the Longdendale Integrated Transport Strategy  but raised concerns about the lack of information provided to the public and the range of options that were presented. Though six sets of options were presented – of which three included the new road proposal – no information exists on whether any of them will actually reduce congestion.
Speaking on behalf of Save Swallow’s Wood, Emma
Save Swallows Wood, along with Friends of the Peak District, argue that tried and tested measures to reduce congestion such as local travel plans, public transport improvements, a re-opening of the Woodhead rail line, and a Park-wide weight restriction should be the focus of the LITS strategy. The exhibition makes no mention of these last two proposals, even though they are both wildly popular locally and would also improve the economic prospects of the area.
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For more information, contact: Emma Lawrence on 0845 226
 The Longdendale Integrated Transport Strategy a transport strategy for Longdendale being developed by Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council. The strategy is out for consultation until 14th May 2010. For more information, see http://www.tameside.gov.uk/lits