Alternative Plans For Pomona Unveiled

The Manchester Ship Canal World Heritage Group and North England EcoTourism (NEET) have unveiled alternative plans for Pomona, a new vision for the area as an Ecology Centre, An Eden Project For The North

The current plans from Peel and Council bigwigs are for yet more dull flats – have we not got enough flats already ? – but there are growing calls for the area to be home to be something fresh and new that illustrates Manchester as a progressive and forward looking city

The plans are a collaboration of ecologists from the University of Salford and architects from the University of Manchester and can be viewed here

A spokesperson from NEET said “We believe that a majority of people in the Manchester/Trafford/Salford area would prefer to have Pomona as an Eden Project-style nature reserve and tourism attraction if a public consultation and vote were to take place”

“Everyone in the Manchester area, from business leaders to council chiefs to councillors to environmentalists, all have a chance to work together and build something special that can be a flagship site for Manchester European City of Science”

“We would urge everyone who shares our view of an alternative vision for Pomona to write to the Trafford Council Planning Department before 5th August”

A Save Pomona Gathering is on Saturday 1st August 2pm-5pm, the hosts are the Manchester Ship Canal World Heritage Group and Skyliner and all are invited to experience the magic of Pomona Island

Pomona, A Call To Action


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