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Save Manchester’s historic heart and support our legal action

Save Manchester’s historic heart and support our legal action

Steve Speakman is taking action to challenge the highly controversial decision to allow a 40 storey tower planned for the city’s historic heart. The plans, given permission by Manchester City Council, will see this massive development dominate the Grade I listed Town Hall and Albert Memorial. This very sensitive site is within 250m of 72 […]

Walking Tour of Rochdale

Walking Tour of Rochdale

  Date: Saturday 21st April 2018      Time: 1pm – 3pm Meeting Point: Please meet us outside the main entrance of Rochdale Train Station at 12:45. The tour will start promptly at 1pm. Tickets: £10 SAVE Friends and Saviours, £12 members of the public (plus Eventbrite booking fee). Not yet a supporter? Join SAVE here: www.savebritainsheritage.org/support-us Tickets can be […]

St Michael’s Development Approved

St Michael’s Development Approved

A TOWER TOO TALL AND IN THE WRONG PLACE IS APPROVED Manchester City Council has today granted itself planning permission to build a controversially tall tower right in the centre of Manchester’s historic central core. The site is in a Conservation Area, one of 9 interlocking ones and within 250 metres of 72 listed buildings. […]

St Michael’s Development – MCS Objects

St Michael’s Development – MCS Objects

ST MICHAEL’S DEVELOPMENT  Manchester Civic Society objects to this scheme Manchester Civic Society is formally objecting to the planning application for the St Michael’s development in the heart of Manchester’s magnificent civic centre.  We will not be alone – the major heritage bodies are also very critical of what is being envisaged. Although this proposal […]