Making a green commitment

3 Feb 2020 12:58
Published by: Scott Callan

STOCKPORT councillors have committed to replanting trees that may be lost as a result of constructing a link bridge between the town’s railway station and soon-to-be-built bus interchange.

They have agreed to commit to a replanting scheme, after concerns were raised over the impact of the new bridge on air quality.

Sheila Bailey, cabinet member for Sustainable Stockport, raised concerns over air quality in the area and offered replanting as a solution.

She said: “If we are going to use this piece of land we need to have a very clear commitment that we are going to replace those trees at some point and at some place very, very quickly.”

A site for replanting has yet to be identified. The council is currently in negotiations with owners of the land between Station Road and Exchange Street in Stockport town centre, which will be used for the link bridge.  

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