Pomona – An Issue Of Democracy ?

#SavePomona  #LovePomona  #SalfordDocklandsProject #LoveNature  #LoveSalford  #LoveBirds

The situation surrounding Pomona, a much loved wildlife area, and the only remaining area of real big greenspace on the Salford Docklands, raises some very big questions

Why such a rush ? Why have people been given such a short space of time to make comments and raise objections ?

Why no public consultation for such a huge project that affects so many people ?

Why the lack of Council publicity on how to object and make comments on the plans ?

The plans have been around since 2004 and there are major housing developments happening in other areas of Greater Manchester so why is the Pomona development being attempted to be rushed through without any real public consultation ?

The internet is abuzz with news of Cecil The Lion and people are shocked and disgusted, but should we also have the same strength of feeling about the Little Ringed Plovers, Skylarks, Lapwings, Otters, Water Voles, Bee Orchids, Kingfishers and Sand Martins who might be having their habitat destroyed at Pomona ?

There is very obvious and public strength of feeling regarding Pomona and this online petition, in just a few days, has collected around a thousand signatures!

Sign the petition @

https://www.change.org/p/peel-holdings-trafford-council-please-halt-the-plans-to-build-on-pomona-until-viable-social-and-environmentally-sustainable-alternatives-can-be-put-forward

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/pomona-island-development-protest-gathers-9758123

MEN, Pomona Protest Gathers Pace

To make a comment/objection, please see this document and please try to keep objections and comments as technical as possible, such as

Pomona is a Grade B Site of Biological Importance

Pomona fulfills Village Green Status

Pomona is home to a number of rare and protected species such as

Little Ringed Plover, Kingfisher, Otter, Water Vole, Bee Orchid, Sand Martin, Lapwing, Skylark

33 species of flora Site of Biological Importance species

https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/1eCMmWHJCd90Fg-0BeIyFweOjF8zMhOlgaca7ElfNJAA/mobilebasic?pli=1

To make a comment/objection please contact Trafford Council quoting the reference 85822/FUL/15.

Email: planning@trafford.gov.uk

Write to:

Planning and Building Control

PO Box 96

Waterside House

Sale Waterside

Tatton Road

Sale

M33 7ZF

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