Andrew Gwynne MP has this week launched a petition to protect Tame Valley from private development.
The petition will be presented to Parliament during Autumn, opposing the massive extension of Bredbury Parkway industrial estate which would impact on large swathes of the Tame Valley.
After meeting with prospective developers of the Bredbury Parkway industrial estate, Gwynne was not convinced of the need to massively extend the industrial estate deep into the Tame Valley. And whilst the proposed site for expansion would not fall within the Denton and Reddish constituency as it is located just over the River Tame in the Hazel Grove constituency, Gwynne expressed serious concerns over the impact it may have on shared green areas and traffic within his constituency.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“Keeping our green spaces green is vital, not just as to preserve a recreational or leisure space for enjoyment, but also as an environmental asset which protects our land and air in the wider urban sprawl. That’s why I have always supported a proper ‘brownfield first’ strategy which focuses on building on brownfield sites which have often been developed on, or have been left derelict and unused – this makes much more sense than building on green spaces.
“This is our opportunity to say no to developers who want to create a large-scale distribution and warehouse park deep into the Tame Valley. It’s our chance to say no to extra traffic around Denton. It’s our chance to protect our cherished greenbelt and river valley for future generations to enjoy.
“I’m calling on constituents to sign the petition and protect the Tame Valley from the unnecessary and insensitive proposed Bredbury Parkway Industrial Estate extension.”