Plans are to build the World Logistics Hub at Sunbank Lane, just off of the M56 at the Wilmslow turnoff. Here are some links to more information about the proposal
This land was classified as green belt until June of this year when it’s status was changed. The plans would involve eviction of residents, the destruction of valuable green space for local people, an increase in travel congestion, carbon emissions and noise pollution from the airports cargo services.
The area to the south of the Airport is currently home to residential houses and greenfields and also borders onto Cotterill Clough – a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
The Airport claim new jobs will be created. However, many of these jobs will not be ‘new’ but simply ‘displaced’ as existing firms re-locate from other areas of Greater Manchester to take advantage of the cheap business rates on offer. Local residents at Ringway and Hale Barns are opposed to these plans. They have also objected to proposals to demolish people’s homes at Hasty Lane nearby.
The deadline for objections is fast approaching so if you are concerned with the development be sure to sign the online petition at http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/save-sunbank-lane-from-manchester-airport-s-expansion-plans.