The ‘Runcorn Old Town Vision’ published 2018

James A Owen made this Freedom of Information request to Halton Borough Council

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Dear Halton Borough Council,

The ‘Runcorn Old Town Vision’ published 2018'. The presentation uses referencing to other UK and international constructed buildings but no defined design or dimensional drawings for the location. Can these be issued please.

Will reference be made to the Arthur Ling & Associates presentation (1966) with its similar sketches of the Runcorn Station and SJ Bridge area and road systems. Will any conflict of copyright be addressed by HBC on the present presentation and the number of previous presentation initiated from time to time over the past 50 years.

The HS2 a b programmes require a train speed in excess of 250 mph. Without extensive new infrastructure and demolition, this will be impossibility from Winsford to Liverpool for a HS2 connection. Trains from Liverpool through Runcorn will have to change at Crewe as they did in 1922, if you require an HS2 train.

What has the present Runcorn Old Town Vision publication 2018 cost and previous presentations to the ratepayers of Halton.

Yours faithfully,

James A Owen

Halton Borough Council

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Wesley Rourke, Halton Borough Council

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act

 

The ‘Runcorn Old Town Vision’ published 2018'. The presentation uses
referencing to other UK and international constructed buildings but no
defined design or dimensional drawings for the location. Can these be
issued please. The Runcorn Vision work was a high level piece of work and
the scope and purpose of the report are contained in the document.
Following the report decisions were taken in relation to the preferred
de-linking option and also to initially concentrate efforts around the
station quarter.  No defined design or dimensional drawings were
commissioned as part of this work.
Will reference be made to the Arthur Ling & Associates presentation (1966)
with its similar sketches of the Runcorn Station and SJ Bridge area and
road systems. Will any conflict of copyright be addressed by HBC on the
present presentation and the number of previous presentation initiated
from time to time over the past 50 years. 

HBC are not aware of this image but if the image can be emailed then HBC
can look into the query.

The HS2 a b programmes require a train speed in excess of 250 mph. Without
extensive new infrastructure and demolition, this will be impossibility
from Winsford to Liverpool for a HS2 connection. Trains from Liverpool
through Runcorn will have to change at Crewe as they did in 1922, if you
require an HS2 train.

What has the present Runcorn Old Town Vision publication 2018 cost and
previous presentations to the ratepayers of Halton.  An exercise to
identify and assess development sites within the Impact Area was
undertaken by HBC Officers.  However, Mott MacDonald provided help to
present the findings including keynote plans and supporting documents,
more detail on supporting traffic and circulation ideas . The Vision
Document cost £12,000.  

 

Yours sincerely

 

Wesley Rourke

Operational Director, Economy, Enterprise and Property

Municipal Building, Kingsway, Widnes WA87QF

Tel: 0151 511 8645

[mobile number]

 

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