This has now left us with no option but to prepare for legal action against the Places For Everyone (PFE or GMSF Mark 3) to stop it as none of our concerns have been listened to and all the sites Elton Reservoir, Walshaw & Simister have been put forward again with no changes.
We now have a final consultation on modifications to the plan proposed by the GMCA to make the plan legally sound in the eyes of the Government Inspectors. Importantly this consultation does not include the major modification agreed by our council at an official meeting to remove the Walshaw allocation. We have to ask why?
Please take time to respond to the consultation on the Places for Everyone plan which started on 11/10/2023 and runs until 23:59 on 06/12/2023. The Friends of Bury Folk will advise on how best to respond in due course.
The Friends of Bury Folk are now actively supporting our umbrella group Save Manchester's Green Belt in preparation for a Judicial Review should the plan be approved by the inspectors.
WE NEED YOUR URGENT HELP NOW!
Please click on the link below in green and sign and share the petition created by Save Greater Manchester's Green Belt.
Donations can be made to the ‘The Friends of Bury Folk’ account directly via bank transfer so we don't pay commission on a 3rd party crowdfunding site.
Account name - The Friends of Bury Folk
Account number - 31647571
Sort code - 40-15-21
Reference - YOUR NAME
Cheques can also be made payable to The Friends of Bury Folk and posted to our Membership Secretary at 465 Walshaw Road, Bury, BL8 3AA.
We have substantial campaign funds to cover the early stages of our case but we are going to need more in the future. If you are able to contribute to our campaign fund that would be fantastic and thank you to all who have so far.
Thank you everyone, let's be the people that saved our countryside in Bury.
WE ARE BURY FOLK! X
To view the documents please go to the Ecological Information Section on the site.
Below are responses to the Places for Everyone Plan now submitted for insprection.
For Word versions of the above documents please go to the Reference Section on the site
Links to submission REFERENCE MATERIAL
For more information on the “consultation” go to (scroll down to the middle of the page to get to the link to the form): https://www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/.../consultation.../
If you want to view the topic papers for the sites:
Elton Reservoir: https://councildecisions.bury.gov.uk/.../Appendix%204%20...
To get all the background reports
Elton Reservoir (JPA 7): https://www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/what-we-do/planning-and-housing/places-for-everyone/supporting-documents/?folder=%5C10.03%20Site%20Allocations%20-%20Bury%5CJPA7%20Elton%20Reservoir#fList
Walshaw (JPA 9): https://www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/what-we-do/planning-and-housing/places-for-everyone/supporting-documents/?folder=%5C10.03%20Site%20Allocations%20-%20Bury%5CJPA9%20Walshaw#fList
Simister/Bowlee (JPA 1.2): https://www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/what-we-do/planning-and-housing/places-for-everyone/supporting-documents/?folder=%5C10.01%20Site%20Allocations%20-%20Cross-boundary%5CJPA1.2%20Simister%20and%20Bowlee%20(Northern%20Gateway)#fList
Proposals have been made by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to release wide areas of green belt land so that it can be used for development.
How can you help?
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If you want to show your support for the cause of "Bury Folk Keep it Green" in a practical way, why not become a member of the Friends of Bury Folk?
Please see the Membership page for further details.
Please also see our What can I do? page for other ways you can support the cause.
This group is campaigning against the proposals which affect land in Bury, however there are areas all over greater manchester which are affected. Please have a look at the GMSF website under section 28 'Allocations' to see where they all are. There are links to other groups who are campaigning to save these areas on our Contacts page)
These first consultation phase on these proposals ended on 16th January 2017. We are waiting to find out what the result of this consultation is, and when the next stage of consultation will be. Now 2nd stage released see the top of this page.
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The legal battle has now started to save Bury's Greenbelt, Please Donate to support this action.
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