Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'Villages' Fight Goes on Say Group

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'Villages' Fight Goes on Say Group

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CAMPAIGNERS continue to oppose the creation of two new 'garden villages' in Tameside under the borough's revised 20-year plan for homes and jobs - despite welcoming the reduction in the loss of the green belt.

Under bosses' new strategic allocation, around 2,790 homes and 175,000 sqm of employment space would be built on land designated as green belt.

Members of a local protest group, Save Tameside Green Belt, told the Local Democracy Reporting Service they were still 'deeply concerned' about the controversial garden villages.

Under the new draft, there would be less building on green belt land - a 50pc reduction across the region.

A slice of green belt that had been under threat in 2016, Sidebottom Fold in Stalybridge, has been removed from the framework, scrapping plans for 650 homes on the site. …

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