The Manchester City Council Executive meets next Wednesday 24 July to decide whether to approve the framework proposals for the building. The office of the Chief Executive (Richard Leese) has just issued its report on the consultation.
Despite a remarkable 500 objections from local residents, which the report acknowledges raise “critical” concerns, the Chief Executive is recommending approval of the proposals without modification.
The Council Executive now knows the profound problems that a building of this size in a residential area will bring; and is now aware that there is enormous local opposition. Residents do not oppose the rebuilding of the Paterson - they are asking for a rethink of the current proposals.
If the Executive approves this proposal unmodified it will be cutting the local community adrift. What will this say about how local democracy works in this city, particularly where The Christie ‘brand’ is concerned?
Please contact your local councillors NOW to object to the Chief Executive's recommendation to approve these proposals.
Tell your councillors that you object to the the Chief Executive's recommendation to approve the framework proposals unmodified. Details of the councillors for the four closest wards (and their email addresses) can be found here.
You can watch the Executive meeting live or after the event here.
You can also attend the meeting if you wish, it is open to the public.
- It is critical that residents stay informed of developments - sign up to our mailing list here.
- Make your family, friends and other concerned residents aware of this proposal. Encourage them to contact their councillors and sign up to the mailing list.
Files available for download are listed below.