MPs join forces to fight industrial estate extension
TWO Stockport MPs have presented a petition to the House of Commons outlining opposition to the massive extension of Bredbury Parkway industrial estate.
Reddish MP Andrew Gwynne and Hazel Grove MP William Wragg have raised concerns over long-standing green belt incursion in the Tame Valley.
The MPs also share concerns over HGV traffic and the impact the proposals would have on already congested roads including Ashton Road in Bredbury and Stockport Road.
The joint online and written petitions have attracted several thousand signatures.
Mr Gwynne and Mr Wragg have called on all sides, including Stockport Council and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, to abandon their support of the extension and prioritise a brownfieldfirst strategy for the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.
A revised draft of the Framework is expected to be published for further public consultation this month following public opposition.
Mr Gwynne said: “It is vital that we protect greenbelt land across the valley and ensure that all possible previously developed sites are brought back into use.”
●●MP Andrew Gwynne presents the petition to the House of Commons