Thursday, 10 December 2009

Council fails Chorlton Meadows

Last night I was extremely disappointed to find out that Manchester City Council's Planning Department has recommended the Planing Committee be 'minded to approve' the development on the Hardy Farm site. This is a huge mistake by the Planning Department and another example of the City Council failing the people of Chorlton.

Andy from the Save Chorlton Meadows campaign summed it up perfectly in his email: "I really cannot understand the planning process - there seems little point in public consultations if this is the outcome."

We must continue to show our opposition to the development and keep up the fight. The Save Chorlton Meadows group will be meeting this Saturday (12th Dec) at 6pm on Chorlton Green for a Carol Service. More information and a Carol sheet are available here:

I think now, more than ever we need to write directly to the Planning Committee members briefly outlining our objections, the strength of opposition in Chorlton and asking them not to accept the Planning Department's recommendations. Please join me in writing to:

Elaine Boyes 16 Spean Walk, M11 2HY
Tony Burns 39 Paulden Ave, M23 1PH
Basil Curley 12 Abbotside Close, M16 7RP
John Flanagan 203 Broom Lane, M19 3LX
Andrew Fender 21 Burton Rd, M20 3GD
John Grant 179 Manley Rd, M16 0GY
Joyce Keller 14 Nan Nook Rd, M23 9BZ
Mick Loughman 150 Stanton Street M11 4PX
Harry Lyons 117 Heaton Park Rd, M9 0QQ
Peter Morrison 11 Caxton Rd, M14 6FE
David Sandiford 330 Lapwing Lane, M20 6UW
Graham Shaw 644 Wilmslow Rd, M20 6DG
Rita Tavernor 109 The Fairway, M40 3WT
Mary Watson 41 College Rd, M16 8EJ

My Lib Dem colleague Cllr Norman Lewis is a Chorlton Park councillor on the Planning Committee. He has already come out in opposition to the Proposals and consequently has wavered his right to vote. Norman has been a real asset to the Save Chorlton Meadows campaign and has been involved since the very first meeting. You can still email him at to tell him how you feel as he will be able to make a representation at the Planning Committee.

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