Travellers' site in Mobberley

Tatton Liberal Democrats attended a meeting for villagers in Mobberley, called to hear the views and concerns of local people about the developments on a site close to the village, which has been bought by travelling families.  

Gareth Wilson, who has been working with the local Cheshire East Councillor on this matter and lives in Mobberley said: “As a local resident I, along with the Tatton Lib Dems, am deeply concerned about the illegal development of greenbelt land in the village, particularly in such an inappropriate position next to the Mid Cheshire train line and directly under the flightpath for Manchester airport, which is only a mile from the site."

"However, we also strongly support the need for appropriate sites to be found across Cheshire East for travelling families, and believe that the failure of Cheshire East Council to do over many years has resulted in what is happening now in Mobberley.”  

It also appears that the site owners have not set out to work with local residents, in order to resolve issues of concern, or to engage in constructive dialogue about the impact of their proposed development; we encourage them to do so. Jonathan Smith, speaking on behalf of the Lib Dems added: “Whilst we understand the real objections and concerns of local people, we also support any efforts to reduce tensions and conflict. Therefore, we are equally appalled by the media’s continuing use of frankly unacceptable language to refer to the people who wish to live at this site.” 

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