Website To Watch – ‘Criticalplace.org.uk’

Whilst there are many good websites and articles out there, we’re particularly impressed with this one.

Its writer, Dr Quintin Bradley, is no stranger to the area having been one of the presenters who introduced us to neighbourhood planning at Smalley Hall  in November 2017.

Along with articles on neighbourhood planning, localism, community action,  inequality and urban social movements, he’s gone on to publish research into the Greater Manchester Greenbelt movement, including the thoughts of SOS-Save Our Slattocks members.

Take a look at Quintin’s website:  http://criticalplace.org.uk/

Local Greenbelt research published

An important piece of research on the Greenbelt has been published by Dr Quintin Bradley.

Part of this research was done with members of Save Our Slattocks greenbelt group.

We’re proud to be associated with this research and wholeheartedly congratulate Dr Bradley.

You can read the reasearch paper here: PublicSupportforGreenBelt_full

Why was the boundary chosen?

The initiating group of local residents and business owners met and discussed options for the area to be used as the Thornham St John’s Neighbourhood Plan Area.

It was suggested that it would be appropriate to base the Plan Area on the long established boundary of the Parish of Thornham with Gravel Hole (R18834) map.

After further discussions, it was decided that the Parish area would best be amended by making two small changes. These were:

  1. Using the M62 as the Northern boundary
  2. Including all the houses opposite Cardindal Langley school to the traffic lights at Stanycliffe Lane.

See:  Thornham St John’s Neighbourhood Plan Area map.