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MP slams plan for homes on green belt.

LOCAL MP Sir Graham Brady has branded plans to build 2,400 homes on green belt between Timperley and Manchester Airport 'disproportionate, unreasonable and inconsistent'.

His reaction is in response to Mayor Andy Burnham's longawaited - and revised - Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) document that outlines where major developments will take place in the region over the next two decades.

The new paper revealed 2,400 homes are set to be built on protected land at Timperley Wedge.

A public consultation about the plans closed last week, but Mr Brady wrote to the GMSF to argue that brownfield sites should be used for the housing, not protected land.

"Trafford's allocation of housebuilding under these proposals along with the sacrifice of green belt land is disproportionate, unreasonable and inconsistent," the letter says. "I support the provision of affordable housing across Greater Manchester, however, these plans neglect the potential of brownfield sites, instead they involve building on precious green belt."

" He said he would urge the GMCA 'to reconsider itsSir Graham proposals'.



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Publication:Manchester Evening News (Manchester, United Kingdom)
Date:Mar 26, 2019
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