North Manor Councillors, Roger Brown, Liam Dean and Khalid Hussain have alerted residents to Bury Council's plans to sell a piece of land in Walmersley and how they can raise their objections to the plan.
Land between Humber Drive and Walmersley Old Road, commonly referred to as Bevis Green, has been identified under the Council's "Accelerated Land Disposal Programme" as pieces of land that are surplus to the requirements of the Council.
Residents have until 24th December to register their comments and objections to the Council addressed to Property and Asset Management, 3 Knowsley Place, Duke Street, Bury, BL9 OEJ or preferably by email to email@example.com. Please note that all representations received may be considered in public by the Council and that the substance of any representation together with the name and address of the person making it could become available for public inspection.
The Council have said that disposal of the Council Land will be through a range of methods – land transaction, auction, marketed through an agent, community asset transfer etc. Bevis Green is one of many parcels of land the Council are looking to dispose of and have said it is important that there is a range of available disposal options, as not all property assets will benefit from being disposed of in the same way.
Councillor Liam Dean commented:
"It's important local residents give their views to the Local Authority on the sale of this land before the deadline by writing or emailing"
"In Overview and Scrutiny Committee I did ask that no plans were progressed until a full consultation on each site was conducted, but unfortunately, this was rejected"
"It's now imperative that residents give their views so that no decision is taken without them. If the council will not stop the disposal, then Community Asset Transfer should be looked at as a serious viable option"
Find the Public Notice in the Bury Times HERE: