Trafford college has today decided to pull the application that would have seen a sports pitch at the back of the college ripped up and replaced a few miles away in Sale.
Politicians including the MP Graham Brady joined in with residents in a successful campaign to stop the college in destroying what is a perfectly good football pitch which has good security around it, the idea of having a new all surface pitch on Clarendon Road in Sale.
Rob Duncan who stood in the local elections for the Trafford Tories has been hard at work collecting signatures and the many views from the public all of which we believe was objections.
The effort from everyone helped the college to see that the idea was a bad one in the first place and today used common sense and threw the plans out of the window.
The football pitch off Stamford Brook Road must now be given to the community who will be delighted to have a good enough pitch to play a variety of sports on although will need some repairs to stop flooding issues.
Rob Duncan from Trafford Conservatives said: “We in the community are made up the college have seen sense and withdrawn their application.
“The college must now re-open their gates so students and communities can start to re-use the facilities again. The gates of the sports pitch have been conveniently locked since the college submitted their application some 20 months ago.
“This process was no more than short term financial gain ultimately leading to a lifetime loss of sports fields and greenspace. The college must work with Sport England to upgrade their existing facilities and never chose to send in the bulldozers and re-house on alternative sites.
“This space should be managed by the colleges new management. Where they utilise the space, gaining good annual revenue. It’s a win-win for all “.
Local Conservative Candidate for Broadheath ward Dr Kaushik Chakraborty adds ” This has been an unnecessary, long drawn out process and and common sense has prevailed. Thank you all who objected “.