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Denton MP critical of updated GM spatial framework
Monday 7th January 2019 @ 18:26 by Lee Wild
Denton & Audenshaw News

Denton and Reddish MP has slammed what he described as a “Greenbelt Grabbing” plan.

A revised draft of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework was unveiled today (Monday 7 January) but the Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government says it will destroy “the openness and ambiance” of nature reserves in his constituency.

The Bredbury Park Industrial Estate extension, which Gwynne has campaigned so strongly against, remains unchanged.

Last year he teamed up with his Conservative colleague in Hazel Grove, William Wragg MP, to fight the plans. The planned development includes a 90,000 square meter extension to the site. Gwynne MP said: “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.”

He’s now asking constituents to formally object to the allocation in the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework. Objections will need to be considered before the plan is finalised.

Further afield across Tameside the Spatial Framework still includes a new employment space close to Ashton Moss, albeit at a much reduced rate. The original plans called for nearly 2,000 new homes on land over the motorway from the Ashton Leisure Park on Lord Sheldon Way but this has been scaled back in the new draft.

Plans for Godley

The controversial plans for Godley Green Harden Village, which it’s estimated would contain 2,350 homes, still remain on the table. Despite opposition from local residents and greenbelt campaigners, the new development will still stretch from the edge of Godley in the north to the boundary with the A560 in the south.
Speaking on the wider plans 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”