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Archive for the ‘Planning’ Category

New figures show Manchester home ownership is plummeting faster than anywhere else in the country. Former Manchester MP, John Leech says: “It’s about time the Government recognised issues outside of the Westminster bubble.” Full UK list attached. Plummeting home ownership across Greater Manchester and other major Northern cities shows housing is no longer just a London problem. English […]

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Stop unsightly Letting Boards

by VMMChamberlain on 2 December, 2013

Too many Manchester neighbourhoods are covered by forests of unsightly ‘To Let’ boards say local Lib Dems. They are calling on the City Council to follow Leeds Council who have banned the boards in favour of smaller more discrete signs pinned flush to houses. They are calling for the Council to introduce a new code […]

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Time for a fitting and democratic tribute to Peterloo

by VMMChamberlain on 23 August, 2012

On Sunday Cllr Mary Di Mauro and Cllr Victor Chamberlain represented the Manchester Liberal Democrats at the Peterloo Memorial rally. There was a very good turnout at the Rally to remember those that were killed and injured during the Peterloo Massacre. During the brief but moving service the names of those that were killed were read out and a […]

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Chorlton Lib Dems are leading a campaign to get Chorlton Library Listed. This week Cllr Victor Chamberlain submitted an application for Listed Building status to English Heritage. The City Council are planning to vacate the current building and build a new joint Library and Leisure Centre. As part of this plan the Council will give the current […]

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This evening Liberal Democrat candidate for Manchester Central, Marc Ramsbottom, joined residents at a public meeting to fight the proposed demolition to the historic Grade II listed Ancoats Dispensary. The meeting heard how the owners, Urban Splash, had failed to maintain the historic building since they took control in 2001; despite promises to do so. Ancoats Dispensary […]

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