Stop plans to build on the green space by New Islington tram stop

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There are plans to build on the grassed area surrounding the New Islington tram station which is extensively used by the growing community of New Islington.

This green space services thousands of people and is used throughout the year as an essential public space for the community. It is used daily by families and people young and old, for fitness and sport, walking and picnics. People use this space to connect with others, which is so important for any dynamic city like Manchester. It’s the only grass area of this size within the locality.

It’s a great safe space for the nearby nursery and schools when they come out for sunny days and is used by families who have decided to move back into the City.

This space significantly contributes to the health and wellbeing of the people that live in the New Islington area who are mainly living in flats that don’t have any outdoor space. Without doubt, the green contributes to the council’s public health and environmental commitments as an open and clean space.

It's also a very popular spot for our wildlife where any loss of land will have a significant negative impact.   

We do not believe there is a demand for such developments.   

There are currently a significant number of retail/commercial units in the immediate vicinity that have been empty for a number of years. A number of other buildings across the Great Ancoats road could be compulsory purchased and redeveloped.

There are a large number of residential units currently being built in addition to the existing residential buildings already in the area. Most of these apartment blocks are without any access to any green space. In a short period of time the New Islington area will become a highly densely populated area.

The Community strongly feel that this green space should not be developed and built on. It’s an invaluable community asset to the city and people who live and work in New Islington.