Mobberley Parish Council and RAMS join forces to oppose £100million Ilford Way development

Mobberley Parish Council and RAMS join forces to oppose £100million Ilford Way development

Mobberley Parish Council and RAMS join forces to oppose £100million Ilford Way development

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MOBBERLEY Parish Council and residents are stepping up the fight to halt a multi-million pound, 360-home development at the heart of the village – by taking the battle into their own hands.

In July, a £100million scheme to build a new HQ for firm HARMANS along with 360 new homes on Ilford Way was presented to Cheshire East Council’s Strategic Planning Board, with a recommendation for approval.

A proposal for refusal of the application was voted for, which came in at six for and six against, before a second motion to defer the meeting until a public health assessment had been carried out was agreed.

In reaction to the tight decision, Residents Against Mobberley Sprawl (RAMS) and the parish council have decided to join forces and pledged to become more actively involved in the resistance.

They are seeking professional help in building a case against the development.

In a joint statement, RAMS and Mobberley Parish Council said: “We believe we have an extremely strong case. To this end, we are looking to appoint consultants either to undertake an independent report on our behalf or to peer review reports that will be prepared by the council and the applicant.

“This will cost money but we feel this is the most important decision that will be taken in Mobberley for the foreseeable future.

“If the development is allowed it will increase the population of Mobberley by more than 25percent at one go, add no additional service facilities and adversely change the character of our village. “The parish council has offered some financial support to sustain the objection, but we, the residents, will have to make our contribution.”

The parish council and residents group have also asked for residents’ help in a number of areas, including measuring individual plane noise using a mobile app.

The site is located just a mile away from Manchester Airport runway and directly under the flight path of airplanes, a fact that contributed to the application’s deferment.

What do you think of the plans? Do you support the application or oppose it? Comment below.

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11:50am Wed 20 Aug 14

joan.ramsdale@virginmedia.com says...

Against Plans It was said in papers no more houses Buissness would be built under flite Path only thouse aplied for at time of Runway being built Not sure were you will find artical but did read it may have been Gaurdian exquse spelling .
Against Plans It was said in papers no more houses Buissness would be built under flite Path only thouse aplied for at time of Runway being built Not sure were you will find artical but did read it may have been Gaurdian exquse spelling . joan.ramsdale@virginmedia.com
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12:49pm Fri 5 Sep 14

giamusic says...

Against, Against, Against

With over 300 more houses added to the Ilford site with more to be considered on more Greenbelt land Mobberley will no longer be a village. So the 'unique village character' if this development goes ahead will be GONE because we will simply be Urban sprawling into a suburb of Knutsford.

The green spaces WILL BE GONE, not only does this development build on possibly contaminated Brown site land but also on the neighboring Greenbelt land.

Yes everyone in Mobberley puts up with aircraft noise. But these new houses are directly under exceedingly low flying aircraft. Noise aside it's **** dangerous putting that many people directly under the flight path......especially when George Osborne has only recently stated he plans to increase air traffic into the UK. How will we evacuate this many more people should there be an aircraft emergency? Only in the last few months an RAF fighter jet escorted a plane into Manchester airport!

Now on the infrastructure of Mobberley....this lovely quaint village with it's 1 room doctor surgery, it's tiny village school, few shops, one track roads and 7 car parking space train station would have to sustain at least 1000 more people. That means building a bigger surgery, a bigger school, (which by the way the developers want to build on site causing an environmental hazard to children learnings as well as risking their safety). Expanding the railway station, more shops.......won't have much 'unique village character' then will it.

The added traffic through and around the village will be chaos. Our village roads are already old, with caved in sewers, pot holes and no pavements, overgrown hedgerows. Who's going to cough up the money to fix this to support over 2000 more cars in the village and 1000 more pedestrians. The council? The developers? Didn't think so.

What about the Greater crested Newts (an endangered species) that has already been moved by the airport to Mobberley when they tarmacked over Ashley. They live in the wildlife reserve and in the surrounding fields. That's 1000 more people treading through their habitat.

In conclusion it is an absolute disgrace that this development proposal is even being considered and it will be the death of Mobberley village if it goes ahead.
Against, Against, Against With over 300 more houses added to the Ilford site with more to be considered on more Greenbelt land Mobberley will no longer be a village. So the 'unique village character' if this development goes ahead will be GONE because we will simply be Urban sprawling into a suburb of Knutsford. The green spaces WILL BE GONE, not only does this development build on possibly contaminated Brown site land but also on the neighboring Greenbelt land. Yes everyone in Mobberley puts up with aircraft noise. But these new houses are directly under exceedingly low flying aircraft. Noise aside it's **** dangerous putting that many people directly under the flight path......especially when George Osborne has only recently stated he plans to increase air traffic into the UK. How will we evacuate this many more people should there be an aircraft emergency? Only in the last few months an RAF fighter jet escorted a plane into Manchester airport! Now on the infrastructure of Mobberley....this lovely quaint village with it's 1 room doctor surgery, it's tiny village school, few shops, one track roads and 7 car parking space train station would have to sustain at least 1000 more people. That means building a bigger surgery, a bigger school, (which by the way the developers want to build on site causing an environmental hazard to children learnings as well as risking their safety). Expanding the railway station, more shops.......won't have much 'unique village character' then will it. The added traffic through and around the village will be chaos. Our village roads are already old, with caved in sewers, pot holes and no pavements, overgrown hedgerows. Who's going to cough up the money to fix this to support over 2000 more cars in the village and 1000 more pedestrians. The council? The developers? Didn't think so. What about the Greater crested Newts (an endangered species) that has already been moved by the airport to Mobberley when they tarmacked over Ashley. They live in the wildlife reserve and in the surrounding fields. That's 1000 more people treading through their habitat. In conclusion it is an absolute disgrace that this development proposal is even being considered and it will be the death of Mobberley village if it goes ahead. giamusic
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