LONGDENDALE GREEN BELTS NOW TARGETED BY DEVELOPERS AND LANDOWNERS KEEN TO SELL TO THEM— OFFICIAL PLAN!
Mottram village may double in size.
Locations include Roe Cross and the Edge Lane area in Mottram, Thorncliffe Vale in Hollingworth, Matley and other sites. This is even though a TMBC survey identifies enough brown field sites to supply Tameside’s housing needs for 10 years!
For more details and link to housing map click here
THREAT TO GREENBELT IS COMMUNITY’S BIGGEST WORRY
We’ve conducted a survey to discover the local issues that concern local residents. Our findings are that the green belt threat is the biggest issue. Interestingly, this is so even for residents not directly affected (who live in 35 of the 43 streets surveyed) whose outlook is not on to or near the fields under threat. This shows that people value their green spaces, wherever they live. The traffic/pollution problem is a very close second, and the Mottram M67 industrial estate at third place is commonly perceived as a threat. Read more here.
Should we allow our green belt to be eroded? Can we afford to just let it happen?
What you can do?
If you’d like to come to a meeting to discover
- The Council’s Plans explained — the nature of the threat
- How others have recently won against inappropriate developments
- What you can do— be a vital part of the solution!
Then please complete the following form ideally by Sat 7th May 2016 so we can contact you
Thanks to our social team and residents on Stalybridge Road for adopting the flower troughs, which TMBC are no longer maintaining. The team have planted gorgeous flowers, which looked stunning through the summer to late autumn!
Kathryn, from our social team, writes:
A small group of volunteers wanted to brighten Mottram and raise community spirit. Our fund-raising Spring Afternoon Tea enabled us to raise £150 to benefit our area. In June we used some of this profit to supplement Tameside Council’s District Assembly fund to purchase plants and for enhancing Stalybridge Road metal and wooden planters.
A group member’s husband Allen, offered his expertise, time and labour to our small team, who weeded and planted the tubs.
Several residents, living close to these planters, agreed to support our efforts by tending and watering the plants regularly. This gave the village a warm glow over the summer months and well into autumn.
Thanks to our growing band of volunteers and all those supporting our successful community project.
Eight teams from a wide age range valiantly set off on the Longdendale Community Group’s Mottram Treasure Hunt on Saturday, 12th September. As the teams braved persistent rain and teddy bears parachuting from the parish church tower they searched for the answers to the 50 clues dotted around the village. The teams were genuinely enjoying the event as they discovered hidden corners and historical or curious facts relating to this special village.
With 6 teams scoring highly and the top 2 teams gaining full marks, the winners were decided by the tie break question, ‘In cm what is the height of the village Christmas tree?’ And so it was that in a nail biting finale ‘The Goomers’ won by 2 cm. Many congratulations to them and well done to all who took part. As the sun finally broke through with late afternoon sunshine we retreated to the Mottram Cricket Club function room for a cricket tea and the prize giving ceremony. We would like to thank the cricket club for the use of their premises, our wonderful caterers who did a magnificent job and the people who had donated the prizes.
To see where we hunted for clues around Mottram, click here.
Magna Carta 800th
At our summer festival, lots of competition categories made for a really colourful and entertaining event, and lovely refreshments were provided. Many exhibits were so fantastic that they amazed the judges! Gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded for first, second and third places in art, needlecraft, models, history, poetry and baking.
The needlecraft exhibit by Rose
Woolley (shown here on far right) drew great admiration!
THE RE-LAUNCH OF THIS WEBSITE!
Meet like-minded people! Have a good time at local events!
News items and ideas to make it even better are warmly welcome – just contact us. Help to make it your space and a community resource!
There were hundreds of entries. The twenty shortlisted shop owners were invited to a reception at the House of Commons. Congratulations to Kim, Rod and their staff!
Kim (pictured on right) proprietor of Village Greens, with her Shop Award!
Comments from customers:
“Absolutely amazing shop. The presentation is beautiful, the food fresh, but best of all the staff are attentive and so helpful!”
“Fantastic seasonal local produce.”
RESULTS OF OUR SURVEY
A unanimous NO!
Our consultation was posted through letterboxes and distributed to local shops.
Of 300 responses, not one person wanted this development! Read more…
Mottram by pass
The onward march of the developers looms over us more than ever.
Ominously, it appears that this corridor from the proposed district centre site through to Roe Cross is an expansion of the Concreting of Mottram plan. The by-pass is linked with allowing industrial and big retail development, plus more housing, all along the Longdendale corridor
This will mean the loss of a lot of green space for a lot of people in Mottram and Hollingworth
Up-to-date plans for the Mottram by-pass do not appear to have been published, and are probably in preparation (if you find anything, let us know!). From what has been announced so far, the plans seem to roughly correspond to the old Mottram Spur (of the Longdendale by-pass) on its own. This can be seen on the LITS scheme (ie the Longdendale Integrated Transport Scheme ) map, shown in part below. The Spur is indicated with red arrows.