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Save Godfrey Ermen Playing Field

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Godfrey Ermens playing field is the last remaining natural site in Abbey Hey in Manchester. It was left to the residents of Abbey Hey to used as a playing field. Due to drainage issues on the field, it is no longer used for sports so locals, and non locals use the field everyday for recreational purposes. This includes, walking, jogging, exercising dogs and horses amongst other things. 

There is an abundance of wildlife which includes, frogs, toads, newts, bats, foxes and various species of birds including a sparrow hawks. This is great for the children to come and explore nature in its natural habitat. There are also various types of plants and trees, many of which the birds nest in.

There are now plans to build 175 houses on this land and we call on the Manchester City council to refuse planning permission. There are plenty of brownfield sites around the area that can be used instead of destroying this beautiful piece of land.

There is also the fact that already, our local GP's and Schools are struggling to cope with the highly populated area. The additional 175 houses would introduce the possibility of an additional 300+ cars that would exacerbate the already congested roads around Abbey Hey creating traffic jams in a residential area.

If this development goes ahead then there will be nowhere for the local residents to go any more to do the things that they love to do. The waiting time to see our GP's will increase even more and the environmental impact upon the roads and the air quality will be massive. Please support us by signing the petition.



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