As has been reported by today’s South Manchester Reporter, the planning application to build on Chorlton Meadows has been withdrawn by the developers. Once they realised that the committee members were going to reject the proposal, the developers withdraw it rather than have a rejection on the record.
This is a great result and is all thanks to the hard work of the Save Chorlton Meadows campaign, who have worked incredibly hard to drum up support against the plans.
We all want to see improvements in our local area’s amenities, but unfortunately these plans just weren’t right for Chorlton Meadows. I spoke at today’s committee meeting and raised residents’ concerns about the impact that the development would have on the local environment and on local residents. It’s clear from speaking to local people that there was massive opposition to the plans, so I’m delighted by this result.