Councils across Greater Manchester are looking how to revive the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF). The last version of the Framework would see more development on the Timperley Wedge (Thorley Lane). This would take away green space in Timperley and Hale Barns and woould see the same in Sale West and Carrington Moss, the Moss in particular means losing the valuable natural carbon sink capture landscape.
Labour in Trafford made many promises not to build all over our Greenbelt in the last election campaign. However, Labour have mislead residents and have not listened to the residents.
Trafford Conservative Councillors are bitterly disappointed that the Greater Manchester Mayor and Labour Leader of Trafford Council are trying to deal a bitter blow to the borough.
Nearly five years on from the original draft - the Labour Mayor of GM and the Labour run Trafford Council have failed to listen to the concerns people have raised for the last few years.
Labour have failed to acknowledge the GMSF is out of touch with local people. Labour has failed to offer a clear meaningful plan that takes into consideration public services such as roads, schools and health centres, No consideration has been made of our new Covid world and how vital our green space is. How our desolate city centres are the first place that we should look at for redevelopment. Large brownfield sites that can be re-energised with the right sort of development. Labour have not considered the mass development that has occurred around Manchester Airport since the original incarnation of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework. This has meant that the Timperley Wedge green space is vital to the area.
Labour are forging ahead with a 500 sq mile whole of Greater Manchester, every road, street and lane, Clean Air Zone (congestion charge) whilst on the other hand planning to build on the Greater Manchester Green Belt.
Conservatives across GM are opposing these plans and the Conservatives Councillors in Trafford will oppose.
(In March 2019 we reached out to the Green Party and the Liberal Democrat party to vote with us to pull out of the GMSF sadly they amended our motion and watered it down to a meaningless vote that effectively held us within Labour's plans)