Save Sunbank Lane from Manchester Airport's expansion plans
  • Petitioned Councillor Eddie Newman

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Councillor Eddie Newman
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Councillor Brian O'Neil
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Councillor Paul Andrews
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Councillor Hugh Barrett
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Councillor Susan Cooley
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Councillor Richard Cowell
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Councillor Mary Di Mauro
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Councillor Glynn Evan
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Councillor Luke Rakes
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Councillor Thomas Judge
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Councillor Sue Murphy
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Councillor Tracey Rawlins
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Councillor Fran Shone

Save Sunbank Lane from Manchester Airport's expansion plans

    1. Petition by

      Audrey O'Donovan

      Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester Airport wants to concrete over former greenbelt land to build 43 large warehouse and office buildings plus over 1400 carparking spaces. The plans for a 'World Logistics Hub' would involve the eviction of residents, the destruction of valuable greenspace for local people, an increase in traffic congestion, carbon emissions and noise pollution from the Airport's cargo services.

The area to the south of the Airport is currently home to residential houses and greenfields and also borders onto Cotterill Clough - a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

The Airport claim new jobs will be created. However, many of these jobs will not be 'new' but simply 'displaced' as existing firms re-locate from other areas of Greater Manchester to take advantage of the cheap business rates on offer .

Local residents at Ringway and Hale Barns are opposed to these plans.  They have also objected to proposals to demolish people's homes at Hasty Lane nearby.  Manchester City Council wants to do its bit for the local environment and to stop climate change; but its ownership and expansion plans of Manchester Airport contradict these aspirations. We urge the City's Councillors to reject this planning application.

www.StopManchesterAirport.org.uk

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    • Ray Lucas ALTRINCHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 9 months ago

      Our family have walked these woods for over 35 years and we still use them weekly. What a shame that we will lose these beautiful walks

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    • Jayne Berry ALTRINCHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 12 months ago

      Have only just discovered this little gem. Would like the opportunity to take family & friends there for a walk, not have a day out to look at more concrete.

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    • simon berry MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 12 months ago

      to much country side is being lost to development

      this little part belongs to US ALL, not the airport and manchester council

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    • Pamela Hargreaves PRESTATYN, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      Saving any woodland from development is important. If we spoil it we can't get it back.

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    • Olivia Spencer MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      Manchester has little enough green open space as it is. Old woodland is an important and rare habitat and should be protected whenever possible. Surely there is other (perhaps less convenient) land the airport could use?

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