Save Our Villages ( Newhey and Milnrow ) ... informing the residents of Newhey and Milnrow about plans
(Greater Manchester Spatial Framework - GMSF ) to build on the Green Belt surrounding our villages

WARNING!!!!!!!

LOSS OF GREEN BELT - TRAFFIC JAMS - AIR POLLUTION - OVERCROWDED SCHOOLS, DOCTORS & HOSPITALS - LIGHT POLLUTION

WARNING!!!!!!!


The Full GMSF Plan is available on the link below....

Greater Manchester's Plan for Homes, Jobs and the Environment (spatial framework)  Full Copy 
Newhey Green Belt (Kingsway South) - Page 213-216    Newhey Quarry - Page 284-285

Click on the images below to increase them to full size...

Kingsway South Page 284 Kingsway South Page 285 Kingsway South Page 286 Kingsway South Page 287 Newhey Quarry Page 213 Newhey Quarry Page 214

WARNING!!!!!!!

LOSS OF GREEN BELT - TRAFFIC JAMS - AIR POLLUTION - OVERCROWDED SCHOOLS, DOCTORS & HOSPITALS - LIGHT POLLUTION

WARNING!!!!!!!

 

 

 


 

 



Kingsway South !! (Newhey) Allocation

Orange area next to motorway is housing at the Burnedge end and Industrial Units towards the Motorway Junction.
The big brown blob in the middle is a Science Park (Large Buildings!!).
All other areas housing allocations.

PLEASE NOTE: EVEN THOUGH THIS IS NEWHEY, THE LAND COMES UNDER OLDHAM COUNCILS JURISDICTION!!
Loss of Green Belt when Brown Field sites and are still available and Town Centre regeneration has not been implemented as per Andy Burnhams instruction.

 

The  latest GMSF plans for Milnrow and Newhey have 900 new houses, industrial units and still have loss of Green Belt.
Resulting in even more traffic problems, increased air pollution, overcrowded schools, hospitals, doctors surgeries etc.
Do you really want this?  Join the fight for our villages!


Thousands join in Greenbelt development protest

Click the picture above to read the article from Rochdale On Line
 

SAVE OUR VILLAGES (NEWHEY & MILNROW) PROTECT OUR GREENBELT GROUP

Facebook: Save our villages (Newhey & Milnrow) Protect the Greenbelt
Twitter: @NewheyMilnrow
Manchester Spatial Framework website: https://www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/GMSF

 

 

After hearing about the Greater Manchester Spacial Framework planned proposals in October 2016 - this framework is a joint plan for Greater Manchester that will provide the land for jobs and new homes across the city region also including some Greenbelt land - a group of local residents from Newhey and Milnrow came together to investigate further into the GMSF.  The groups findings were that a large swathe of Greenbelt land behind Newhey and Milnrow leading from the Junction 21 of the M62 through to Shaw and Crompton was earmarked in the proposed plans for the building of 1500 homes and industrial units on this piece of Greenbelt land.


 

The group of residents, who call themselves Save Our Villages (Newhey & Milnrow) Protect Our Greenbelt group, formed to save our green areas around our villages so that our communities are not swamped by urban sprawl and infrastructure problems building en masse would bring to this area.  This stretch of countryside comprises of farmland, recreational areas, wildlife habitats and public footpaths.  The group has always set out to be politically impartial but at the same time being able to enter into dialogue with all political parties on this subject.  This has been the case with the excellent support given by the Milnrow & Newhey local Councillors Andy Kelly, Irene Davidson and Neil Butterworth.


 

Building on brownfield sites is an alternative to building on Greenbelt land but more ideas are needed and the Save Our Villages group are exploring other avenues to give us a chance of saving our precious green areas around our towns and villages that is so vital for our populations' health and well-being.
Our Neighbourhood Planning Conference in July highlighted the idea of perhaps going down the route of a Local Neighbourhood Plan.


 

In addition to the above the group have set up our own Twitter account, Facebook page and website, links are above.  The group have recently obtained the assistance of a University graduate to carry out a study on air pollution in the area.  We hope to publish and distribute leaflets in the area and are in the process of writing a newsletter to be distributed in the New Year.

 

 

Our group understands that there has to be a forward thinking plan for Greater Manchester that helps our towns grow and prosper over the next few decades and our aim is by negotiation and awareness to protect our countryside for future generations in the new plan. 

 

NEXT STEPS

  • The group to consider looking at the idea of a Neighbourhood Plan
  • Check our Rochdale Councils' Local Plan
  • Review the Brownfield Register 
  • Publication and distribution of our newsletter
  • Jan 2019 release of the new proposed GMSF plan with a 12 week consultation period


 

New members to the Save our Villages group are always welcome.  If you are interested in getting involved then contact us through Facebook etc.........

 

Members of our group are:  Gerard Booth, Tracey Hartnell-Booth, Chris & Kathy Jepson-Brown, Jonathon Charlesworth, Ian Gerrard, Diane Glynn, Kenneth Hall, Jill & Colin Harvey, Judith Jones, Ellen Kay, Emma Kersley, Geoff Ogden, Julie & Chris Sandham, Chris & Kathy Jepson-Brown, Esther Towler


 

SAVE OUR VILLAGES (NEWHEY & MILNROW) PROTECT OUR GREENBELT GROUP