MMU exhibition

The Development Company working on application plans for the future use of the MMU site off Hassall Road have announced the following dates and venues for public exhibitions regarding their proposals:
 
  • 25 February at the Leisure Centre (3.00-7.00 pm)
  • 27 February: Alsager Civic Centre (1.00-7.00 pm)
It is very important that residents seek to attend at least one of these exhibitions owing to the documents currently available that suggest a high density of residential building (300-500 homes) is being planned. ARAG has supported the principle of building on brownfield sites, including MMU, but would wish to see mixed use of the campus as previously outlined in Council briefings. The Sports and Leisure facilities, in particular, must be defended for future generations especially as they were financed by public money.
An independent campaign has been started to save the MMU facilities called

Save the Alsager MMU Sports Facilities

ARAG will work with this campaign and others to save these facilities from being destroyed.
A version of the campaign document is below and the Facebook page for the campaign can be found here.

ALSAGER PARTNERSHIP SPORTS ASSOCIATION
              SAVE THE MMU SPORTS FACILITIES


Plans are being drawn up for the MMU Campus for the provision of up to 500 new homes.
• This could destroy valuable sports facilities in Alsager.
• A recent report published by Cheshire East identifies a shortage of sport and
recreation facilities in Alsager.
• Sport England have statutory powers to protect these valuable assets.
• The Alsager Town Plan envisages a Sports Hub on the site bringing together
a wide range of both sport and community groups into a multi user facility.

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT THESE
ASSETS FROM THE BULLDOZER.

              HOW CAN YOU HELP?

• Join our Facebook page (Save the Alsager MMU Sports Facilities). This will
enable us to give you regular updates on the progress of the application and
recommended actions.
• Lobby your MP, Fiona Bruce Fiona.bruce.mp@parliament.uk.
• Lobby Sport England Fiona.pudge@sportengland.org.
• Lobby Cheshire East Planning Dept Adrian.fisher@cheshireeast.gov.uk
• Lobby Cheshire East Leader Mike Jones Mike.e.jones@cheshireeast.gov.uk
• Attend the forthcoming exhibitions and make your feelings known!
Alsager Leisure Centre Mon 25th February 2013 3pm – 7pm
Alsager Civic Centre Wed 27th February 2013 1pm – 7 pm.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
STEPHEN WADE – scwade@btinternet.com