by Iain Roberts on 7 October, 2015
The Lib Dems have approved a Compulsory Purchase Order for the former Tatton cinema site in Gatley.
The Lib Dem team have welcomed the planning application to develop the former Tatton cinema site in Gatley, but we aren’t taking anything for granted.
Months ago we got the council to start work on a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) for the site. There were two reasons. First, we hoped it would encourage the owners to pull their finger out and bring forward a development proposal – and that’s happened. Second, we don’t take anything for granted and we want to have a back-up plan.
After all, there has been an approved planning application for the Tatton before, after which nothing happened.
At Stockport Council’s Executive meeting on Tuesday we approved the formal CPO, and if real development on the Tatton site doesn’t happen, we’ll be using it. There are no absolute guarantees, but it gives us the best chance of making something happen.19 Comments