Protect Thornley Brook and Ashbrook from Labour’s land grab!

Your local Lib Dem team have been campaigning for years to take an area of land between Knowls Lane, Lees and Oldham Road, Springhead into what is designated as an OPOL (other public open land) in order to try and protect it from development.

Ashbrook and Thornley Brook valleys are threatened by a proposed housing development with a road potentially going through from Springhead Post Office to Lees New Road for 265 houses!

Both valleys are havens for wildlife as well as important recreational areas in Springhead, Lees and Grotton which have little open green space. It would also affect the Fruit Route which follows the linear park from Grotton through Springhead and Lees to Alexandra Park.

Once a road is built which links Oldham Road, Springhead and Lees New Road it would inevitably create a rat run from Lees Road to Huddersfield Road and beyond, creating problems for Bridge St, Carr House Road, Den Lane and Stamford Road

We are asking local residents to register their objection to these plans by signing our petition to save Thornley Brook and Ashbrook, and write to planning@oldham.gov.uk or Chief Planning Officer, Oldham Council, Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1AA.

We need as many people making it clear – we want to save our open spaces in Springhead, Grotton and Lees!

Save our open spaces!

  

Once again the valleys are under threat and the proposed number of houses has risen from 130 to 265. The wildlife is under threat and what is classed as OPOL (Other Protected Open Land) will no longer be natural open land but a developer’s idea of natural open land.

We, the undersigned, believed that this area should be retained as an open space, and not given over to unnecessary over development. We call upon Oldham Council and the ruling Labour Party to throw out this proposal which will ruin this open space forever!

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