5,000 signatures reached
To: Stockport MBC
Save The Vale 2013
This campaign has ended.
Reddish and Brinnington and many visitors to Reddish Vale Country Park are demanding that the council drop the plans to sell off part of Reddish Vale Country Park, which was given Country Park status in only 2002 after many battles to preserve this beautiful countryside that lies between two of the most deprived wards in Stockport. This is shown as part of Phase 3 on the Brinnington Regeneration Plan that few people have seen and the description of the land is deliberately inaccurate because it is described as adjacent to the Country Park. It is inside the CP boundary.
Why is this important?
It is Public Open Space and, by law, the proposed sell-off should have been the first proposal to be publicised. Even the councillors were not told until all the following decisions were made.The area in question is recognised on the council's own documentation in 2002 as "A Site of Importance to Nature" also as "the least disturbed woodland in the entire Country Park"
The Country Park Boundary (set by Stockport MBC) was conceived and made public to make sure that the urban sprawl did not ruin the Country Park and to conserve wildlife and places of importance to Nature. If such concepts are obsolete in less than eleven years , what hope is there for our children?
How it will be delivered
We have already delivered 8,500 of 13,700 signatures to Full Council but, as yet, we have received no official acknowledgement. As we get more signatures online, we will publish those as well. We will be delivering the online signatures to Fred Perry House on Friday 10th October at 11 am.