THE Denton South Councillors are joining forces with campaigners in Bredbury, Denton and Woodley in opposing the proposed development of Bredbury Industrial Estate in to the Tame Valley.
The Councillors will be meeting at St Mary’s Church on Meadow Lane, Haughton Green, on Sunday 14 July at 2pm. They will lead a march through the Tame Valley and join fellow campaigners at the Arden Arms pub. All residents and campaigners are welcome to join.
A number of large open fields between the Haughton Dale Local Nature Reserve and Bredbury Industrial Estate have been earmarked for industrial development as part of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework. As the land comes under Stockport MBC’s jurisdiction, Tameside MBC has no influence over the decision.
Denton South Councillors and local campaigners are concerned that the development will have a devastating impact on local wildlife, local roads and air quality.
Councillor George Newton said: “the proposed development in to the Tame Valley is totally unacceptable – we are behind residents every step of the way in opposing this. Our greenspace is essential, our wildlife valuable, and it is more important than ever that our air is clean and our roads are safe. The Denton South Councillors will do everything in our power to stop this development.”
The march will leave St Mary’s Church on Meadow Lane on Saturday 14 July, 2pm. Additional marches oerganised by Denton Action Group and Save Woodley Greenbelt will be leaving from Woodley Station, Woodley Precinct and The Fletchers Arms at the same time.