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“Think Again” say local residents

And they’re not alone.

Ordinary residents across Greater Manchester are looking at the revised GMSF in disbelief.

Ten of thousands of people  looked the original plan and say ‘NO’. In particular large numbers said ‘Save The Greenbelt’.

“Andy Burnham said he’d rewrite the plan. Well he hasn’t, he’s tweeked it round the edges and put some gloss on it, Not a botch job, but it hardly looks like a tradesman has been near it – very back of a fag packet” said Barry.

“There is so little detail in this revised plan. How am I supposed to give proper responses/comments? And there’s a lot suggestions that ‘we will look to do….[a rail station]’.”

“Planners have had two years to rewrite the plan. Can they really only show us  a massive ‘allocated site’ and not say where the new infrastructure will be?”

“The roads are already in a bad state of repair, GP surgeries and local hospitals are struggling to cope. And what about school places for new families?”2