William Wragg, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hazel Grove and Andrew Gwynne, the Labour Member of Parliament for Denton and Reddish today hosted a Save the Tame Valley summit in the heart of Westminster.
Since 2018, the two MPs have worked on a cross-party basis to save much-loved greenbelt in the Tame Valley. In 2021, following their campaign with local Councillors and community groups, Stockport Council’s planning committee rejected the application to extend the Bredbury Industrial Estate into the valley. Next week, an inquiry held by the Planning Inspectorate will start to hear the appeal against this decision instigated by the developer.
William and Andrew were joined by Denton South Labour Councillors and Stockport Conservatives’ planning lead Cllr Brian Bagnall to discuss the next steps in the battle to stop the bulldozers reaching the Tame Valley.
Gwynne is representing both MPs and their constituencies against the application, will state his case at the hearing which starts on Tuesday.
William Wragg MP said: “Ahead of the planning appeal, it was great to meet with Andrew and local Councillors to restate our case against the plans to extend the Bredbury Industrial Estate. This is our final chance to stop these disastrous plans, and I am grateful to all who have helped us get to this stage so far.”
Andrew Gwynne MP said: “Next week, I will begin to present my statement of case against these plans. If the appeal is upheld, the impacts on the communities William and I proudly represent will be devastating. This is our last opportunity to make a stand and ensure that the Planning inspector understands that there is simply no economic case for the proposals. We will continue to fight against these plans.”