Bold Lib Dem Response to Stockport Local Plan Consultation

The Lib Dems have submitted our response to the first stage of Stockport’s Local Plan consultation.

“At the heart of the Lib Dem response is a two stage approach to house-building across the next 20 years – brownfield in the first years and green belt only later, if at all.

“Major changes in the UK due to Brexit and new transport technologies including driverless cars may mean we never need to release those Green Belt areas that the GMSF proposed to give away forever” said Cllr Jon Twigge.

“Everyone knows we need infrastructure to be in place for new homes, but often it does not happen. The A6 through Hazel Grove is already heavily congested and it can only get worse with a lot more housing before we get a bypass,” Jon added.

For a lot more detail and our reasoning behind the two stage planning you can see the Lib Dem response here.

This is the first of three consultations on the Local Plan. The next stage is for the Council to work up the details of what is being proposed where. That means that we’ll be seeing specific proposals for where homes should be built, along with all the other parts of the plan.

Manchester Stop Brexit March – October 1st

Join the march on Sunday October 1st in Manchester as we march on the Conservative Party Conference to demand that Brexit is stopped!

Get your marching boots on… Come and make some noise!

The Stop Brexit March is a national demonstration, supported by Professor AC Grayling and Alastair Campbell. It brings like-minded people together from across the country on Sunday 1 October 2017 to protest at the Conservative Party Conference: To demand one thing – #StopBrexit

We will be assembling from 11 a.m. at Whitworth Park, where we are holding a Mass Rally; with speakers, entertainment – and a rather special surprise. All marchers should be in the park no later than 1.30 p.m. From there, we will be marching along the Oxford Road to the Convention Centre.

After the march, before making your way home, we encourage you to join the street party being organised by the local remain groups Manchester for Europe and NW4EU; with more speakers and entertainment scheduled to start from 3pm.

Manchester is where Brexit must be stopped.

Register to vote by 7th June to vote in EU referendum

The country faces one of the most important decisions to be made in a generation – whether or not to remain in the European Union. Liberal Democrats have always advocated remaining firmly within the European Union but, however you intend to vote, you must register first in order to vote.

The deadline for registering to vote for the EU Referendum is Tuesday 7th June and you can do so quickly and easily by going to the following government website:

Cllr Jon Twigge at EU referendum discussion – Norbury Church – 5th June

Jon Twigge would like to let you know that he will be at an EU discussion meeting at Norbury Church next Sunday, 5th June 3pm till 4.30pm. He will be putting the Remain side of the argument. William Wragg MP will be there to put the Leave side.
Everyone is welcome to come along.
With so much from the campaigns seemingly focused on opinion rather than evidence, Richard Lawry, the vicar at Norbury, invited Jon along to help people get at the facts. Jon is pleased to take part and participate in what should be an interesting discussion of the issues surrounding the EU Referendum.