RESIDENTS are being urged by Denton and Reddish MP Andrew Gwynne to submit objections to the amended planning application to expand Bredbury Parkway Industrial Estate.
The application was initially submitted in September and proposes a significant extension of the industrial estate which would impact large swathes of the Tame Valley in both Stockport and Tameside.
The site’s developer Quorum has amended its application to fast-track two of the 25 proposed units “in response to market conditions for the industrial sector”.
When the initial outline proposals were submitted, Mr Gwynne encouraged residents to make their objections known formally to Stockport Council.
Now that the application has been amended, Stockport Council has re-opened the consultation until March 7 and Mr Gwynne is urging constituents to resubmit their comments.
He has long objected to the proposal to remove the land out of the protection of greenbelt designation and has instead called for a brownfield site elsewhere to be used.
Mr Gwynne said: “Whether or not you submitted your comments to Stockport Council last year, I would strongly encourage you to reassert your objections to the Bredbury Parkway development on the impact on the greenbelt, air quality, noise nuisance in the Tame Valley, protection of the river valley, the detrimental effect to the leisure amenity to Haughton Dale and Hulmes Wood nature reserve, increased traffic on Ashton Road, Stockport and Stockport Road, Denton, and the particular impact in Denton as a result of the low bridge.
“It is also essential that the units specifically proposed in the updated application aren’t considered in isolation. These units represent just the start of an incremental process and Stockport Council needs to make a decision based on the overall outline proposal.
“As Tameside Council outlined in its submission to the initial planning application, there is ample employment land available across Greater Manchester, including Ashton Moss, for this use without the need to encroach on greenbelt in the Tame Valley.
“These plans would have a substantial negative impact on residents in Tameside and I will work to ensure that they are heard during this process.”
To object, people should submit their comments formally by Saturday, March 7, quoting the planning application reference: DC/074399
• By post: Stockport MBC, Planning Services, Stopford House, Piccadilly, Stockport SK1 3XE
• Online via: http://planning.stockport.gov.uk/PlanningData-live/