Mary Robinson MP has launched an e-petition about draft plans contained in the “Greater Manchester Spatial Framework” that proposed the building of 8000 houses on precious green belt land in Woodford, Heald Green and Cheadle Hulme.
Mary says, “The draft plan shows an astonishing lack of vision and no real ambition or foresight, and whilst there is a need for more housing across the country, this should never be achieved by the indiscriminate development of our green belt.”
You can read her full statement here.
To show the strength of concern, Mary will be running an online e-petition, which you can find here, and a written petition to the House of Commons, Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, which you can fill out and return to me free of charge.
You can either just sign it yourself, or collect some more signatures from people you know who also feel strongly about this important issue. There is no envelope or stamp needed, just print double sided then fold in three, secure with tape and put the petition in the post.
Mary looks forward to hearing from you.
You can download the petition document here. Green belt petition letter
Most importantly, please respond formally to the consultation between 31st October and 23rd December by one of the routes shown below:
Online: http://gmsf-consult.objective.co.uk/portal (you will need to register on the GMSF portal first to obtain a log in ID, which may not arrive immediately)
By email: GMSF@agma.gov.uk
By post: Greater Manchester Integrated Support Team, PO Box 532, Town Hall, Manchester, M60 2LA.
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