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Template for response to Council

You can use the template below as a basis for your response if you wish

Please add your own comments (individual responses carry more weight).


You can copy this response into the comments section of the Council Planning website here; or send your concerns via email to d.lawless@manchester.gov.uk .  


Once you have sent in your objection it would be very helpful if you could let us know on rethinkpaterson@gmail.com.  


Note that members of the same household can make separate responses. 


This is the single most important action you can take. Even if you responded to the council consultation in May, you must now re-submit your objections to the Planning Application.


SEND YOUR OBJECTION BEFORE JUNE 25th - THIS IS OUR LAST CHANCE! 


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Dear  Ms Roscoe


APPLICATION NUMBER 123748/FO/2019

SITE OF THE FIRE DAMAGED PATERSON BUILDING, CHRISTIE HOSPITAL NHS TRUST


I have been informed about the above planning application.


I support The Christie and the Manchester Cancer Research Centre’s ambition to deliver a world class cancer research building, however I have the following comments to make:-


1. The scale (size, height and massing) of the proposed development (270,000 sq ft (25,000m2) and 160ft (48.875m) tall (plus the height of flues)) is far too big for this site which is within a suburban residential area. 

It is entirely out of keeping with anything else in the area. and would set a dangerous precedent about the height of future buildings on the Christie site and beyond. 

The existing Strategic Planning Framework only permits buildings up to 21.5metres height, much less than half of this proposed building height. 

My comments would apply whatever the intended purpose of the building was and no matter who the developer was.


2. There will be a loss of amenity - noise, air pollution, privacy, right to light, light pollution. In particular, the height of the building will result in loss of sunlight (and therefore shadowing) to the Christie facilities and many local residences and the proposed glazed facades (windows) will generate light pollution and cause a nuisance to local residents.


3. A building of this scale will lead to additional traffic, congestion and air pollution during the years of construction and in use. 


4. The consequent deterioration of air quality will affect children in particular - there are a number of schools close by.


5. Road safety for residents, patients, building users and children will be exacerbated (there are a number of schools close by).


6. Road parking problems that already exist in the vicinity of the proposed development will be exacerbated.


Additional comments: ________________________________________


I trust you will carefully consider my comments, as is your duty, before any decision is made.


Yours sincerely

<Your name>

<Your address>

RETHINK PATERSON PETITION

In addition to sending in your objection, please sign the petition to the Manchester City Council Executive: 

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