On the 2nd June 2011, Salford Council rejected the Sky Properties proposal to blight the city with a waste burning incinerator.
Nearly 300 people packed out the Salford Suite at the Swinton Civic Centre to show their opposition to the application. After representations from both objectors and the applicant, the Planning Panel debated the plans to finally come to the conclusion.. “Salford Council Unanimously Says No”. We do not want it, we do not need it and we will not take it.
This is not only a victory for the city but also for democracy. The developers strenuous attempts to dupe both the public and Council into accepting this nightmare have categorically FAILED.
On behalf of the campaign group, I would like to thank everyone who has supported us in this struggle. Quality of life for the many has indeed overcome the greed of the few. The community has remained united through-out this 18 month battle and we can now enjoy some short but welcome respite from this attack on our homes.
We are once again willing to extend the hand of reconciliation to Mr. Hirsch, so we may come to a compromise on an alternative use for the land, which would be of mutual benefit to both Sky and the community. For the avoidance of any doubt, should he fail to accept that hand and decide to go to appeal as he as already indicated, we promise him this:
For every objection letter sent so far, we will send three.
For every petition signature so far, we will get four.
For every “truth” we have told, we will tell five.
The Council stood up for the people of Salford this week and should there be an appeal, we re going to do the same for them.
WE WILL NOT REST, WE WILL NOT STOP and WE WILL NOT LOSE.