MPs join forces to fight in­dus­trial es­tate ex­ten­sion

Stockport Express - - News -

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

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