Barbara Keeley MP


Hundreds of local residents ask Barbara to oppose change of use at former Klyne and Klyne factory site

barbara1Barbara met local residents who are strongly opposed to the council giving planning permission for a change of use at the site of the former Klyne and Klyne factory on Manchester Road in Walkden. The residents have gathered names from over 200 local households of those who are opposed to the site being used for operations with 2 massive overhead cranes moving and hoisting high concrete structures across the site.

Local residents have been experiencing many problems with the operations at the site, and many people are fearful of the 200 foot-tall cranes being used to move around huge pre-cast concrete structures on a site with limited space in a residential area and next to the busy A6 Manchester Road.

Barbara said:

"I am very concerned that operations at this site are causing fear, distress and nuisance to local people and there are potential safety hazards with the continued use of such large cranes in such a constrained space. This site on Manchester Road formerly housed a factory and it is just not suitable for the operation of 200 foot cranes moving huge pre-cast concrete structures."

"We know that local people have suffered nuisance from noise and dust generated by operations at this site. Recently the chains from one of the large overheard cranes were seen overhanging the pedestrian crossing on the A6 and crashing into the lamp-posts there. Local people are fed up with the loss of amenity caused by this unsuitable usage of land in a residential area and are also concerned about actual and potential damage being caused by the cranes, concrete structures and over-loaded heavy vehicles travelling on local roads like Old Clough Lane.

"I am calling on the council to listen to local people, reject the planning application for change of use at the site and ensure that the cranes and unsightly concrete structures are cleared from the site as soon as possible."

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