We asked Manchester City Council for a public statement in reply to our objections (which we’ve previously submitted to the Alexandra Park Project) and specifically to our objections to the plans for the park that they presented on 1 December 2012. We received this email:
“Thank you for your email regarding Alexandra Park. In terms of providing you with the most up to date and relevant information about the park’s restoration project, the easiest way for you to access this is through the City Council’s Planning Portal link. On this you will find all the plans, reports and background information that supported the planning application for the project, which was approved on 1 November 2011.
Whilst the HLF have recently issued a statement about the project, the City Council will not, at this time, be issuing a public statement specifically about the issues that have been raised with the HLF. The enabling works have been identified by the project team as needing to be completed at this stage of the programme, so that the main contract works can begin in February 2013. The overall enabling package consists of tree works (felling and crown lifting), surveys & repairs to the drainage culverts in the south oval and opening up of the historic buildings for further survey work. This work will begin on Monday 10 December 2012 as planned, however in this period up to Christmas break the contractors will focus on the drainage/culvert work and the opening up and surveying of the historic buildings.
I hope you find this information useful and look forward to seeing you at the meeting W/C 17 December 2012
Chief Executive Wythenshawe Forum Trust