Cash to battle against 1,250 new homes plan

SUPPORT for the campaign against plans to build 1,250 homes on open land is still building.

Save Atherton South campaigners raised more than £1,000 with a 60s and 70s music night at the Jubilee Hall, Atherton, boosting their funds to fight Wigan Council’s WIG 156 plans.

The re-examination of the development proposals for homes on land stretching from Howe Bridge to Hindsford will be launched on March 5 at Leigh Sports Village.

SAS spokesman Gerald Butler said: “We are not experts in fighting these sorts of campaigns, we are ordinary people who care about what happens to our green belt. We are ready to fight this case.”

The group has already lodged a formal complaint to Wigan Council.

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9:50am Wed 30 Jan 13

oftbewildered2 says...

I appreciate that people wish to protect their greenbelt land - I would feel the same. But at the same time, they ought to be able to propose an alternative; after all the population of this island is growing at an alarming rate and people have to live somewhere. Probably greenbelt should be the last resort after brownbelt areas have been looked at.
I appreciate that people wish to protect their greenbelt land - I would feel the same. But at the same time, they ought to be able to propose an alternative; after all the population of this island is growing at an alarming rate and people have to live somewhere. Probably greenbelt should be the last resort after brownbelt areas have been looked at. oftbewildered2

1:55pm Wed 30 Jan 13

tony000 says...

well we have to find some where to put people when the eu gates open next year.and they wont be allowed in london .only the rich can now live there
well we have to find some where to put people when the eu gates open next year.and they wont be allowed in london .only the rich can now live there tony000

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