Barbara Keeley MP

LABOUR MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR WORSLEY AND ECCLES SOUTH

Barbara urges local people to have their say on the future of Barton Moss

BK MEN 2Barbara is speaking out against proposed changes to Green Belt land at Barton Moss.

Salford Council has proposed in its Draft Core Strategy to develop 40 hectares of Green Belt land and build industrial and warehousing premises at Barton Moss on the Irlam border.  The Council is currently running a consultation on these and other plans contained in the Strategy document.

Barbara is concerned that the proposals will lead to loss of open space and Green Belt land. She is speaking out against the proposals and is urging local residents to have their say on the plans.

Barbara said:

“I am speaking out against Salford Council’s proposals to build industrial units on Green Belt land at Barton Moss because I believe local people have the right to keep their green and open spaces.  This development will mean less Green Belt land and could lead to more traffic, congestion and pollution on local roads.

“If this proposal goes ahead it may also threaten the future of the remaining Green Belt.  I am not prepared to let that happen.  I will be writing to Salford Council to object strongly to the proposals.

“I hope that local people will take this opportunity to have their say on the Council’s plans.  Residents with concerns can visit Salford Council’s Draft Core Strategy homepage at www.salford.gov.uk/core-strategy to find out more about the proposals and to leave comments or they can write to the council at Spatial Planning, Sustainable Regeneration Directorate, Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton, M27 5BY.

 “The consultation runs until 4.30pm on Friday 15th January 2010.”

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