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Protest planned over plans to build a new road through Merseyside parkland

Supporters of Rimrose Valley plan series of protests Credit: Save Rimrose Valley Campaign

A protest is being held today to stop a dual carriageway being built through Merseyside parkland.

The campaign to Save Rimrose Valley is being taken to Highways England, it's the latest in a series of high profile demonstrations by the group.

They have urged anyone who cares about green space, air pollution and the environment to object to plans for the dual carriageway at a series of public information events organised by Highways England.

Supporters say the new road is not welcome and demand that better alternatives are researched and offered to the public.

A protest will be held outside Tuesday's event in Seaforth to highlight the environmental impact of the road proposal.

Flowers on Rimrose Valley Credit: Dave Acko/ Save Rimrose Valley

We are looking forward to making our voice heard and to speaking to everyone who is able to attend these sessions about the devastating impacts such a road would have on our communities.

We want answers from Highways England. Given that this is such a controversial project, with huge implications for our health and the environment, why have we been given less than two weeks' notice for these sessions?

– Stuart Bennett of the Save Rimrose Valley campaign