Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has submitted his statement of case to the Planning Inspectorate in advance of a Public Inquiry hearing the appeal of the property developer Quorum.
The public inquiry is scheduled to take place in February next year, and follows the decision of Stockport Council to reject a proposal that would see a large industrial development built in the Tame Valley. Gwynne has been strongly opposed to the green belt development for some time, and has warned that the proposal would ‘have had a massively harmful impact on the openness of the valley, on traffic and air quality and on visual amenity.’
Quorum has decided to appeal the decision of Stockport Council, and Gwynne has now been formally accepted as a ‘Rule 6 Participant’ at the Bredbury Parkway Extension planning inquiry next year. This means that he can put his case to the Inspectorate, and cross-examine witnesses formally on behalf of residents. Gwynne’s statement of case has been strongly backed and supported by Hazel Grove MP William Wragg, whose constituency would be the site of the proposed development.
Commenting, Andrew Gwynne said:
I’m very glad that I’ve been given the opportunity to present my case at the planning inquiry next year. This development would be a disaster for communities across Denton and Reddish, and have catastrophic consequences for our valley, our air quality and our way of life.
I will fight this appeal tooth and nail. I’m very grateful to be working on a cross-party basis with William Wragg, and look forward to being given the opportunity to take part in the inquiry next year.
To read Gwynne’s full Statement of Case click here.