Monday, 2 November 2009

THS announces the ‘Sale Moor Covenant’

We now call upon Trafford Council to make this agreement with the People of Sale Moor. We expect every councillor, irrespective of the party they represent, to agree to this covenant.

The Sale Moor Covenant
1 There will be a moratorium in force on any development of the car park at Warrener Street for a minimum period of thirty years.

2 There will be no charge made for the use of the car park, irrespective of any recommendations by central government, or other external bodies.

3 There will be no sale of any land owned by the people of Trafford, which lies within Sale Moor. 1.(Land owned by the people is often referred to wrongly as ‘owned’ by the Council; the Council in fact owns nothing: it is the People2. who own the land).

4 There will be no demolition permitted of any building in Sale Moor ward without full consultation with the People of Sale Moor, except for reasons of safety.

5 There will be no planning permission given for the erection of any building in Sale Moor ward without full consultation with the People of Sale Moor.

6 There will be no permission for the establishment of any new business in Sale Moor village without full consultation with the People of Sale Moor, and a full consultation with the Traders to elicit an analysis of the likely effect on the retail ecology of the village.

7 The retail area of any new business will be restricted so as to maintain fair competition in the village.

8 There will be a financial programme of start-up incentives targeting new businesses in the village in order to broaden the retail provision. Concurrently, there will be a review of the trading conditions of existing businesses consistent with the maintenance of fair competition in the village. This programme will run for five years initially, with the prospect of renewal.

9 There will be a complete review of on-street parking in Sale Moor village, with a view to extending the period of time permitted, and the removal of parking restrictions in some places.

10 Financial support for the initiatives and improved conditions mentioned above will be found from Council Tax revenue, and not from any localised charges in the village.

1 Sale Moor is defined by the boundaries of the Sale Moor electoral ward.
2 ‘The People of Sale Moor’ are defined as belonging to one or more of four categories; the Traders, the Shoppers, the Residents and those who work in Sale Moor.


  1. This is utterly ridiculous - I live and shop in Sale Moor and so am a 'Person' of Sale Moor but have not been consulted on this, do not agree and most certainly do not support. I do not want my council tax used for this.
    You cannot say that the 'People of Sale Moor' support this - the small number that you asked may do but there are many of us who do not.

  2. Dear Anonymous,
    Thank you very much for comment; it is always good to hear the opposition view. However, the majority of people in Sale Moor are in favour to keep the car park, but you have the chance to sign a survey in the shops against our proposal.

    Trafford Heritage Society