An Alternative Vision for Danes Moss North:
A Presentation at 7:30pm Wednesday, 8th February. Gawsworth Scout Hall, Church Lane, Gawsworth.
You are invited by Gawsworth Parish Council to an Open Public Meeting at Gawsworth Village Hall, Wednesday, 8th February, 7:30pm, where The Save Danes Moss Community Group, in partnership with Cheshire Wildlife Trust, will present their Alternative Vision for the site, which would seek to increase biodiversity, retain wildlife habitat, create active travel routes for local residents and store carbon. This Vision, presented by Anthony Hothersall and Diana Moss, has the approval and support of Gawsworth Parish Council, Macclesfield MP David Rutley and Macclesfield Town Council.
Danes Moss North, an ancient lowland peat bog, recently designated a Local Wildlife Site by Cheshire Wildlife Trust, is under threat of devastating residential, retail and industrial developments by owners Cheshire East Council and Barratt Developments. The Save Danes Moss Community Group are currently negotiating with Barratt Developments to encourage engagement in ethical business development with consideration for the preservation of nature as a value focus.
The Alternative Vision proposal coincides with the Government’s announcement on the COP15 delivery plan: to ‘halt and then reverse the decline in nature’. ChALC are asking Parish and Local Councils ‘what measures they are taking to protect important spaces’ and Cheshire East Council are promoting their ‘Green Spaces for Wellbeing’ Project. Though Danes Moss North may not be in your immediate locality, these issues are pertinent to all Cheshire East residents and the Vision for this site will demonstrate how ethical planning can encompass the needs of residents, climate and nature.
You can also watch the meeting live on Facebook (Gawsworth Life) or, if you’d like to raise questions during the public time you can click the link on the agenda (see gawsworthlife.co.uk) to join on Zoom. The public will be given permission to speak at the appropriate time and will be audio only (i.e. the video will not be shown to councillors nor broadcast to over viewers). The presentation should last 15 minutes with time for questions to follow.