Council Ignores Public Opinion in Demolition Skam

 

"I can assure local councillors and residents that the views of local people are paramount and will be taken into full account before any decision is made." Councillor Newman, Manchester City Council's Executive Member for Housing.

On Feb 15th Manchester City Council proceeded with proposals to demolish the Kingsley Avenue Neighbourhood of Moston, despite public opposition from residents and stakeholders. MCC has decided to proceed with declaring the Kingsley Avenue Neighbourhood a clearance area for demolition. This is despite strong local stakeholder opposition from home owners and residents.

During a public consultation period in October formal representations showed that only 20% of respondees supported the demolition proposals. However, according to Save Kingsley Avenue Neighbourhood this did not give the result the Housing Department wanted who added in what they called ‘informal’ representations.

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