Located close to the Fielden College site (Barlow Moor Road) and the houses on Mersey Meadows.
This information is taken from a summary email provided after the public meeting held on Tuesday 25th July at Didsbury Mosque. Involved in the meeting, in addition to the large local turnout, were all 3 Didsbury West Councillors.
Local Councillors made representations to the Council’s Executive on Wednesday 26th July on the implications of the vent shaft on the local community. Footage of the meeting will be uploaded here soon: Agenda for Executive on Wednesday, 26th July, 2023, 2.00 pm (manchester.gov.uk).
In this representation local councillors specifically asked the council to make their petition much more robust on the location of the Hollies vent shaft to avoid letting HS2 badly mitigate their way out of a bad proposal and somehow suggest that it would be a victory for local people. Unfortunately, the Councillors voted to base the recommendations on the report unamended. As it stands, we only have verbal assurances that the Council will oppose the location of the vent shaft. We will continue to engage with the Council to make this position abundantly clear.
Here is a full breakdown of the information that was shared at Tuesday evening’s meeting and the various contacts and links you may find useful.
Please find attached:
Please find useful links below:
Local Councillors will also be consulting with:
Finally. a reminder, even if you feel work on HS2 should cease completely, if your petition presents this view, unfortunately, it is unlikely to gain any traction or be seriously considered. Please do focus solely on the impact of the Hollies vent shaft proposal on you and the local community.