Save Nutsford Vale Country Park

Save Nutsford Vale Country Park

Join the fight to preserve Gorton and Levenhulme's green spaces
What is Nutsford Vale?
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Who are The Friends of Nutsford Vale (fonvale)?
Save Nutsford Vale

Welcome to our Community Website!

Welcome!

This is the website for the Friends of Nutsford Vale group, reporting news and goings on from the community-created Country Park and wildlife sanctuary known as Nutsford Vale.

The group is made up of friends and neighbours of Gorton and Levenshulme, Greater Manchester, volunteering a little time to preserve and improve this important local amenity for today and years to come.

To find out more about the history of the site and the area, please use the navigation menu at the top to look through our categories.

Don’t forget to take a look at our future events – we are an all inclusive group, with everyone welcome to participate in our free events.

 

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What's going on at Nutsford Vale?

Recent posts by our community members with updates about the flora, fauna, news and events going on at Nutsford Vale
Free Easter Egg Hunt
Free Easter Egg Hunt
Free Easter Egg Hunt Friends of Nutsford Vale - Easter Egg Hunt...
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2018’s First Primroses in Nutsford Vale Country Park
2018’s First Primroses in Nutsford Vale Country Park
2018's First Primroses in Nutsford Vale Country Park
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Final (Hopefully) Comments Before the Planning Committee Meeting
#WESTANDTOGETHER   Well, the day has finally come. The Planning Committee Meeting...
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Deadline Extension
Deadline Extension
A second chance if you missed the first (faux) deadline! To add...
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Join the Fight to Save the Vale

As Manchester City Council comes under increasing pressure to build more houses, our communities are filling up with new families and residents seeking to share in Manchester’s increasing success on the global stage. This also means we need amenities such as health, education and leisure facilities to support the increasing numbers of people. Unfortunately, the priority to create these new facilities ‘on the cheap’ in an era of unprecedented budget cuts is meaning that using green spaces, wildlife areas and play areas are being seen as ‘the only way’ to create new houses and facilities. Unfortunately, cities no longer class green spaces as assets as their effects on air quality, health and neighbourhoods are not easily financially quantifiable.

Nutsford Vale has been earmarked for development into a large secondary school for 1200 pupils. This will waste the last 6 years of work by our group and supporting charities who have invested heavily to create this wildlife haven and community asset – and nearly £3/4 million of taxpayer funds spent to re-purpose the dangerous brownfield eyesore into a beautiful country park.

Unfortunately, Manchester City Council and the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government have now approved the Planning Application for development of the site. The Friends of Nutsford Vale would like to thank all those who supported our campaign over the last 18 months and the enormous amount of work, time and effort they put in on behalf of the local community. There may still be things that we can do to save Nutsford Vale Country Park and we are currently exploring all available options.

The Friends group meet regularly to update and discuss our campaign against the development and would welcome any support you could give us. If you think you can support us in any way please get in touch!

Cant help in person? Please engage with us on social media to keep informed of the latest changes. Nutsford Vale Country Park is a highly valued community asset and our recent petition to prevent the proposed development collected over 1,000 signatures. We thank everyone for your continued support to preserve this important space.

 

Recent Campaign Updates

Here's the latest in the campaign to save Nutsford Vale from development
Final (Hopefully) Comments Before the Planning Committee Meeting
#WESTANDTOGETHER   Well, the day has finally come. The Planning Committee Meeting...
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Deadline Extension
Deadline Extension
A second chance if you missed the first (faux) deadline! To add...
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How to Object to a Planning Application
How to Object to a Planning Application
You might feel like you have no options, or your objection needs...
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STOP THE DEVELOPMENT ON NUTSFORD VALE: SIGN THE PETITION
STOP THE DEVELOPMENT ON NUTSFORD VALE: SIGN THE PETITION
Sign the Petition to Save this wonderful community asset. Please click on...
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Children & Young People Scrutiny Committee Meeting on 5th Sept 2017
Children & Young People Scrutiny Committee Meeting on 5th Sept 2017
On Tuesday of this week, the Friends of Nutsford Vale were able...
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Public Consultation 19th July 2017: Is MCC in control?
Public Consultation 19th July 2017: Is MCC in control?
So far, The Friends of Nutsford Vale have felt that the professional...
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Contaminated Land Toxicology Report
Contaminated Land Toxicology Report
Please see attached an album of pictures from the preliminary toxicology reports...
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Lainge O’Rourke Responds to Issues
Lainge O’Rourke Responds to Issues
Full report is in the 'Resources' Section under Documents, and Campaign Docs....
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