by Lib Dem team on 3 December, 2015
The media is reporting that Amazon plans to build a huge depot at Airport City, south of Wythenshawe.
That’s great news for jobs, as its forecast to employ between 1,000 and 1,500 people and we welcome it.
The Lib Dems have been arguing for some time that building at Airport City without improving the transport infrastructure will lead to gridlock. There just isn’t enough roadspace to get everyone to and from those new jobs. We believe an orbital tram/train, going through Stockport and with stops in Cheadle and Gatley to take people to the airport, is an important part of the solution.
Today’s announcement is fantastic news for jobs and economic growth – now the hard work of building the infrastructure to support it, and all the other businesses coming to Airport City, has to really begin.8 Comments