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Littleborough Civic Trust urge residents to discuss GMSF at Littleborough & Wardle Community Meeting

12 March 2019

Tuesday 12 March 2019

Littleborough United Reformed Church
Victoria Street
OL15 9DB


Please note - The Open Forum is not specifically for the GMSF, just that the topic is being raised in the open forum by a local group, where people can raise issues in context to the agenda with the usual officials.

Regarding the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework current document on Green Belt Land at Lower Cleggswood, Hollingworth Lake, Littleborough Civic Trust, have been in contact with Homes England and have recently asked a number of questions regarding the release of the green belt and the involvement of H.E.

Land Registry documents obtained by the Trust indicate that an Option to Purchase agreement for the whole of the GMSF/GMA26 area of land was signed by the landowners and a developer on the 5th November, 2018.

The developer, Bloor Homes Ltd based in Derbyshire and Homes England have also had an initial consultation regarding the land bought for £10+ million pounds by HE., i.e. the former Akzo Nobel site. This was recently confirmed in a letter from H.E. to the Civic Trust.

Reference is made to the current Council owned Hollingworth Road Car Park; the release of which will make that land available for the development as a school, and also refers to a replacement car park site which is valued at £40,495.

The lengthy agreements go into detail regarding affordable homes and costings although no actual figures are included other than that for the replacement car park.

The Civic Trust are concerned that they have been informed that no decision has been taken regarding the disposal of the Akzo site but the Land Registry documents would suggest otherwise. The GMSF consultation period ends on the 18th March. 

The Trust urge anyone who is concerned about the future of our village to come and hear what our Councillors have to say at the next Littleborough and Wardle Community Meeting. There is an "Open Forum" where anyone can raise any relevant issues.

This will be Tuesday 12th March, 7pm at the United Reformed Church, Victoria Street, Littleborough.

Entry fee: Free

Contact: Chairman: Ian Jackson
07917 763 937

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