Wednesday, 21 October 2009

The Cat is Out of the Bag!

Trafford Heritage Society has obtained, under a Freedom of Information request, the following;

Trafford Council, at the request of Cllr Mike Cornes, has expended £5,000 of public money, on consultations and other services, in order to ‘develop’ Warrener Street Car Park, Sale Moor.

- No-one asked the People of Trafford if they were willing to support this expenditure.
- No-one asked the People of Sale Moor if they wanted their car park ‘developed.’
- No-one asked the People of Sale Moor if they wanted a supermarket.

Trafford Council continually bleats about being underfunded yet Cllr Cornes feels that he has the permission of the People to waste a four figure sum of money, pursuing something which the people do not want.

Well, Trafford Heritage Society has asked the People, and the People have spoken. The rolling petition against any development, save a little resurfacing, has reached nearly 2,000 signatories. Even Conservative councillors, who tacitly support Cllr Cornes, are publicly calling for ‘no development’.

1 comment:

  1. We do not want to see the hideous mistakes* of the Sale modernisers repeated in Sale Moor. All that is needed is some re-surfacing of the car park and continued support of the small shops by the public.

    *(i.e. Four supermarkets practically on top of each other, leaving just one butcher and no greengrocers.)