NO to the student village on Lacy Street car park
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Plans are afoot to erect a 1,700 person student village on a small area in Stretford. The development will focus around four blocks, up to 20 storeys tall but will also take in local landmarks. The Essoldo will be CPO'd for use as a Student's Union and a large block near the local tram stop will also be CPO'd to extend accommodation. The students will be sharing our public services - the local leisure centre and library, though there are plans for improvements of said facilities.
As a community we vote no.
We feel the incumbent population will completely unbalance the amazing diversity we enjoy in Stretford and mean that all future commerce is geared towards a very distinct set of needs that don't reflect the rest of the population. We worry that the roads and services will be overloaded and will not be sufficiently improved to accommodate the increase in users. We worry that the houses in the local area will become student housing. But most of all we feel that the student village will destroy the tight and active community feel that Stretford currently enjoys.
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