Joan Grimshaw, councillor for Unsworth, is supporting the family. She said: "Since we stopped the HGV trucks going down the road a while ago it has made a big difference on that road before then there was a backlog of traffic, and you could be waiting 20 to 30 minutes.
would consider the possibility of using Compulsory Purchase Orders only if all attempts at reaching an agreement fail."
"The scheme, however, requires us to buy a strip of land near the bottom of Hollins Brow so that the road can be widened. We have been trying to reach a deal with the landowners, should the application be approved, and Nike Max Thea Camo
Phil, 61, said the junction was an accident blackspot. He said: "From a security perspective, there's been lots of accidents there and two or three cars have hit the wall by my house. The plans are going to bring the junction nearer to my home, and make it less safe."
of the house and has contacted all the councillors in Bury for their help. He said: "It's just unbelievable. The way the council has gone about it has made us feel like we don't have any options.
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"I could understand doing it before that change, but I can't understand why it is being done now. It's not right."
"They want to take quite a chunk of garden, and the materials for new soundproof windows they have offered would come out of the compensation. It's not about the money, though. My dad is at the end of his tether, and my mum has lived here for 40 years, and lived here with her mum, so she's got a lot of affection for the house."
The retired couple have been offered 5,000 compensation but if an agreement isn't reached, Bury council could issue a Compulsory Purchase Order to obtain the land anyway.
"We have submitted a planning application which, if approved, would allow us to create a second lane for drivers leaving Hollins Brow.
Ian Reay is appealing against a planning application to build a new filter lane and footway at the junction of Manchester Road and Hollins Brow, in Unsworth.
A son is battling to protect his parents' home, after the council submitted plans to build a new road using part of their garden.
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A Bury council spokesman said congestion on the road had been a long running issue. He said: "The junction of Manchester Road and Hollins Brow is one of the most congested in the borough, and we have been looking at ways to tackle this for a long time.
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The project, which Bury council argue is vital to improve the flow of rush hour traffic, would involve taking 66.9 square metres, almost a third, of Phil and Anita Reay's garden from their home on the corner of Manchester Road.
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The application is due to be discussed at a meeting of the planning committee.
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