Dear Petitioners: many thanks for your support. However, news today is that we are finally defeated. The offending tower will be built.
We received the following text on 5 November 2021 from the Ministry of Levelling-up, Housing and Communities: "The Government remains committed to giving more power to councils and communities to make their own decisions on planning issues and believe that planning decisions should be made at the local level wherever possible. The call-in policy makes it clear that the power to call in a case will only be used very
selectively. The Secretary of State has decided, having had regard to this policy, not to call in these applications. He is satisfied that the applications should be determined at a
local level." Stockport Council has already resolved to allow the scheme and, in fact, is funding it with a commercial loan. It will now proceed with a start date planned for February 2022.