Timperley Residents Defend Green Belt.

Local residents turned out in force today to oppose plans for an Islamic Cultural Centre and Place of Worship near Altrincham. More than 250 locals braved the cold to make their feelings known to the  Altrincham & Hale Muslim Association , who plan to build a  2,000 sq m, two-storey building on Green Belt land off Thorley Lane.

The AHMA claims there is a “compelling and urgent need” for the new facility as the number of local Muslims has outgrown its current facility.

Regardless of the AHMA`s claims , the application will not meet the strict criteria needed to be fulfilled to build on Green Belt land. If they have any sense, they will abandon this daft application.

Once again the issues of parking, traffic generation,highway safety and damage to the local fauna and flora should be a a clear indication to Trafford Council that these plans need refusing.

Well done to local residents for getting “feet on the streets”, and be prepared to fight this all the way.

We`ll post updates on this story, as it develops.

 

Fido

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2 thoughts on “Timperley Residents Defend Green Belt.”

  1. Too many mosques already,they are all breeding to fast and taking over with the help of our own government,and councils who will no doubt give permission for this,because they are frightened of being called racist.race card comes out at every opportunity with Muslims.we can use the race card too and we should

  2. As a Bolton resident for 43yrs I agree with the Timperley residents

    The proposed development is far too large and overbearing in terms of mass and scale.

    The proposed development does not match local architecture and construction materials.

    The proposed development does not promote or enhance local character and distinctiveness.In particular the proposed development will have a serious impact on the Grecian Mill complex, which has a Grade II listing. “Where a proposed development will lead to substantial harm to or total loss of significance of a designated heritage asset, local planning authorities should refuse permission (NPPF)”

    The proposed development has insufficient onsite parking to accommodate the 500 car users (based on a 1200 capacity and a 47% modal share). This will force worshipers to park in nearby residential streets (mainly Rigby Court and Ninehouse Lane) affecting highway safety and traffic flow. The demolition of the existing building will create extra parking. This will generate at least an extra 400 trips daily, bringing the local road network to a standstill.

    The proposed development has insufficient onsite parking to accommodate the recommended 500 car spaces (based on a 1200 capacity and a 47% modal share). This will force worshipers to park in nearby residential streets (mainly Rigby Court and Ninehouse Lane), and cause noise and disturbance to the residential amenity. Based on the applicants latest figures the capacity could be as high as 2,500…requiring nearly 1200 spaces.

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