Responding to the publication of the draft Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, Denton and Reddish MP, Andrew Gwynne, said:
“The revised GMSF is certainly in better shape than the original draft but it is still too greenbelt focused, particularly in relation to new commercial space.
“There is already an oversupply of land identified for new industrial development across Greater Manchester and I remain of the view that Stockport should not proceed with the destruction of the Tame Valley at Bredbury Parkway.
“I remain opposed to this scheme given it will completely destroy the openness and ambience of the Tame Valley at the Haughton Dale and Hulme’s Wood Local Nature Reserves in my constituency.
“The Tame Valley is an environmental asset to be protected and cherished not pillaged in this destructive way.”
In the autumn, the MP joined forces across-party with Hazel Grove Conservative MP, William Wragg, to present a large petition to Parliament opposing the Bredbury Parkway extension.
Andrew Gwynne is now encouraging constituents to formally object to the allocation in the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework. Objections will need to be considered before the plan is finalised. Ultimately the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government could call-in the plan.
The full plan documents are available to view online at: https://protect-eu.mimecast.com/s/PIcoCNL3qiwLRRBUmLbYz?domain=gmcameetings.co.uk