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Kate speaks up for Flixton Green belt in parliament

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Kate has questioned the Minister for Housing about plans to build on green belt land in Flixton.

In parliament on Monday, Kate asked whether local councils should look at using brownfield and other sites in preference to green belt. The Minister confirmed that this was the case.

Earlier this year, Kate conducted a survey of local residents which found that 98 per cent of the 1,800 residents who responded were opposed to building on the land.

Kate submitted a formal response to the formal consultation on the Draft Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, calling for the plans to build on the land in Flixton to be abandoned, stressing that there was opportunity for houses to be built in more suitable areas of Trafford.

The consultation on the Spatial Framework has now closed and residents are awaiting a response.

Kate said, ““The majority of residents I've spoken to have told me very clearly they don’t agree with these plans.


"There’s a desperate need for more affordable housing in Trafford, and while I support proposals to achieve this, I’m utterly opposed to plans to build on fields in the middle of Flixton.

“The green space in Flixton, including William Wroe golf course, is a longstanding community amenity which needs to be protected. The council must work harder to find a more suitable area to build on."

 

 

Please see Kate's submission to the consultation on Flixton green belt below:

 

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