Protect Tangshutt Fields!

The revised Greater Manchester Spatial Framework proposals, published in January, suggest building 250 houses on and around Tangshutt Fields. This area includes well-used community facilities of Tangshutt Fields including, playing fields, three football pitches, a children’s play area, and outdoor gym. The site is adjacent to Tangshutt Meadow, popular green space, a nature reserve, community orchards and allotments, which are all hugely valued by local people. While there are brownfield sites to develop, Green Belt should not be built upon. Residents also have concerns over the safety of access roads on a site where children currently play. The attached petition, to be presented to Parliament by William Wragg, MP for the Hazel Grove constituency, is in opposition to this proposed development.

 

The full GMSF proposal for the site can be viewed by clicking here.

Tangshutt Petition

To the House of Commons.
The petition of residents of the UK,
Declares that the revised Greater Manchester Spatial Framework should avoid the residential development of 250 units on the greenbelt at the site of Hyde Bank Meadows in Romiley; notes that the proposed site contains well-used community facilities of Tangshutt Fields including, playing fields, three football pitches, a children’s play area, and outdoor gym; further notes the proposed site is adjacent to Tangshutt Meadow, popular green space, a nature reserve, community orchards and allotments, which are all hugely valued by local people; further declares concern about insufficient road access and increasing traffic levels, endangering child safety by blocking a section the ‘Safe Route to School’, loss of sports and exercise facilities for both individuals and teams, and loss of community event space which unites two areas of existing housing; further declares such a loss of this green space would be damaging to the local environment, the community, and health and wellbeing of local people; and further notes the petitioners oppose plans for a new residential development on Hyde Bank Meadows as set out in the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework – Revised Draft (2019).
The petitioners therefore requests that the House of Commons urges the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, and the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government not to support plans for this development.
And the petitioners remain, etc.