You may have wondered why it's been 3 months and you've still not seen any cars on the car park. We've been working hard in the background and we are currently appealing the decision! As a result the council have not yet been able to do anything. The reason we've kept this petition open is because the fight is not yet lost.
To: Manchester City Council
Manchester - Build a Green, Community Space, not a CAR PARK
We the undersigned petition Manchester City Council to transform the old Central Retail Park into a 10 acre Green, Community space, not a 440 space car park.
Why is this important?
Manchester City Council is planning to turn the old Central Retail Park on Great Ancoats Street into a 440 space car park. This planning permission was controversially granted on 17th October. We have kept this petition open as we are now appealing that decision.
If the car park is built, there will be around 1000 cars moving in and out onto already busy Great Ancoats Street. This will increase pollution in a city with appalling childhood asthma rates and one which consistently ranks amongst cities with the worst air quality in Europe. The site is also right next to a primary school.
Manchester City Council has declared a climate emergency, and has committed to reducing carbon emissions. Building a huge car park that will increase pollution is in direct contradiction to this.
Please keep signing the petition, show the council its decisions are against what the local people want. Let us all call on Manchester City Council to turn this area into a much needed green community space for families, residents and visitors.
How it will be delivered
We have delivered the petition. We have now moved on to the appeal.