The campaign continues to save greenbelt in Bredbury, Offerton, Romiley and Woodley - we won’t give in!
This afternoon it emerged that there are plans to remove the High Lane allocation from Andy Burnham’s Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) after a long campaign by local residents.
This is a huge victory for the tireless campaigning of High Lane’s formidable residents, who for the last five years have fought campaigns against the decimation of local greenbelt land. Marches, petitions and consultation responses to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority has resulted in them finally admitting that the plan is not viable- something we knew all along!
Speaking of the news, local Member of Parliament William Wragg said:
“I am pleased that we have proved successful in our campaign to save High Lane’s greenbelt. We knew all along that the plans were disproportionate and would adversely impact the lives of residents.”
High Lane’s Councillor, Tom Dowse, added: “I am chuffed to bits for the local residents, campaigners and the Neighbourhood Forum. We knew all along that the plan proposed by the Mayor would not have worked for local residents. We are glad to have secured this, but the fight continues. We cannot allow Stockport’s greenbelt be sacrificed. The Conservative Group on Stockport Council will continue to campaign against inappropriate greenbelt development across Stockport.”
Commenting on the continuing campaign to save Stockport’s Greenbelt, William Wragg said: “What we have proved with in High Lane, is that there is no methodology to support building on the greenbelt. We will not stop here. Residents in Bredbury, Offerton, Romiley and Woodley have worked tirelessly against building on local greenbelt, and I continue to support them with their campaigns”.