Manchester Air freight expansion rejected by Wythenshawe Councillors
local residents in celebrating the rejection of Manchester Airport’s air freight
expansion plans on Thursday 22nd October.
ecological site at Hasty Lane was unanimously rejected due to economic and environmental
last 15 months as the recession shows no sign of recovery in aviation.
to play a crucial part in our regional economic success – but it must take into
account recent legislation passed which will force the aviation industry to reduce
carbon emission to 95% of 2005 levels by 2012. As air freight has halved in the
last two years, it makes no economic sense to double the capacity when the Airport
will never get to use it! Two beautiful family homes and an ecological paradise
at the edge of the Airport would be bulldozed if this had gone ahead, and I’m
delighted the Wythenshawe Area Committee have seen sense and rejected it."
the final say in November.
would demolish the 17th century grade II listed building ‘Rose Cottage’. During
a year long campaign waged by local residents and Cllr Eakins, one of the cargo
units was eventually dropped, and Rose Cottage saved.
went before the WAC today.
to the committee outlining their objections on environmental and economic concerns.
The committee then unanimously rejected the plans citing these concerns.
1.9 million passengers in the month compared to 2.1 million in 2008. Domestic
traffic fell 8.8%, scheduled international was down 5.3%, charter was down 13%
and private passenger numbers were down 88.9%.
with the previous 12 months, and freight traffic measured in tonnes is down 32.8%
to 105,741 tonnes for the same period. Freight traffic fell 17.8% in September.
to save the historic Rose Cottage in Wythenshawe. Dr Lucas has campaigned nationally
and in the European Parliament for an end to airport expansions and a fairer tax
regime for the aviation industry. She said if Manchester airport increases its
air freight capacity, there will be many other adverse environmental effects,
as well as the loss of Rose Cottage. (SEMA)
opposition to plans to expand Manchester Airport. Airport bosses want to build
a £20m extension to the freight terminal on land off Runger Lane, Wythenshawe.
They have applied for permission to demolish Grade II-listed Rose Cottage and
three other historic properties nearby, as well as a natural pond and dozens of
mature trees. (Manchester Evening News)