Denton and Reddish MP, Andrew Gwynne is encouraging residents to once again submit their objections to the Bredbury Industrial Estate planning application after the application was amended by developers.
The application was initially submitted in September 2019 and proposes a significant extension of Bredbury Parkway industrial estate in Stockport, which would impact on large swathes of the Tame Valley in both Stockport and Tameside.
This week, the site’s developer Quorum has amended its application to fast-track two the 25 proposed units “in response to market conditions for the industrial sector”.
Andrew Gwynne has long objected to the proposal to remove the land out of the protection of greenbelt designation and has instead called for a brownfield site elsewhere to be used.
When the initial outline proposals were submitted, Gwynne encouraged residents to make their objections known formally to Stockport Council. Now that the application has been amended, the Council has re-opened the neighbour consultation (closing date: Saturday 7 March) and Gwynne is urging constituents to again submit their comments.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“Whether or not you submitted your comments to Stockport Council last year, I would strongly encourage you to reassert your objections to the Bredbury Parkway development – on the impact on the greenbelt, air quality, noise nuisance in the Tame Valley, protection of the river valley, the detrimental effect to the leisure amenity to Haughton Dale and Hulmes Wood nature reserve, increased traffic on Ashton Road in Stockport and Stockport Road in Denton – and the particular impact in Denton as a result of the low bridge.
“It is also essential that the units specifically proposed in the updated application aren’t considered in isolation. These units represent just the start of an incremental process and Stockport Council needs to make a decision based on the overall outline proposal.
“As Tameside Council outlined in its submission to the initial planning application, there is ample employment land available across Greater Manchester – including at Ashton Moss – for this use without the need to encroach on greenbelt in the Tame Valley.
“These plans would have a substantial negative impact on residents in Tameside and I will work to ensure that they are heard during this process.”
To object, people should submit their comments formally by Saturday 7 March, quoting the planning application reference: DC/074399
By post: Stockport MBC, Planning Services, Stopford House, Piccadilly, Stockport SK1 3XE