Meeting of Mossley Town Council – Wednesday 9 December 2020 07:30 pm

Members of the Town Council and the public are aware of the current Pandemic circumstances in which we all find ourselves.

In consultation with all members of the Town Council, it has been agreed that meetings in the conventional manner will be suspended for the foreseeable future in favour of ‘virtual’ meetings using “Zoom”.

Members of the public can continue to access the meeting and join the debate live via the following link:

Mossley Town Council Meeting

Time: Dec 9, 2020 07:30 pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86468228999?pwd=QlZsOGVmL25xTmJDa0FZYVJPc1Rndz09

Meeting ID: 864 6822 8999

Passcode: 058938

The agenda for the meeting can be accessed via the ‘Documents’ tab on the menu on the website.

If any member of the public wishes to discuss any arrangements for the meeting, please contact me by telephone or email as set out below:

Tel: 07809 690890

Email: theclerk@mossley-council.co.uk

Mike Iveson

Clerk to the Town Council

Brookfields Development – Message from Town Council Chair (Town Councillor Frank Travis)

I am posting this as Chair and on behalf of Mossley Town Council to express thanks to all the members of our community who have copied me into their objections submitted to Tameside MBC about the proposed development at Brookfields.

There can be no doubt about the powerful sentiments expressed by residents in their opposition to the proposal.

I hope you will understand that the Town Council is consulted on planning applications but the decision on those application will be made by Tameside MBC as Local Planning Authority.

The Town Council fully understands the concerns of local residents and supports them in their opposition to the development.

The Town Council has lodged a robust objection not only to the current revision to the application involving a temporary access from Stamford Street but also to the original application for the residential development.

In between lodging those objections, the Town Council has drawn Tameside MBC’s attention to failings in the ecological survey of the development site carried out by the developer and has again emphasised this to Tameside.

The Town Council is aware that other issues have now come to light which do not relate purely to planning considerations and local residents have and continue to voice concerns over these aspects. Whilst the Town Council understands the additional concerns, it is hoped that residents will acknowledge that the Town Council has no authority to influence these issues.

The Town Council will continue to support local residents wherever the powers and duties permit.

I hope that the Town Council’s position is now clear.

Frank Travis,

Chair, Mossley Town Council