Battle for Public Space in Manchester: Library Walk Inquiry Reconvenes

Battle for Public Space in Manchester: Library Walk Inquiry Reconvenes

The Public Inquiry into the Stopping Up of Library Walk in Manchester reconvenes this Monday, 24th November. Originally scheduled to last two days, the inquiry will be entering its 6th day with several objectors left to speak.

 

Together we are presenting a strong and passionate case, backed with robust evidence, and are showing just how spurious the councils justifications for building their carbuncle have been.

 

Campaigner Morag Rose of Friends of Library Walk says:

 

“I’d like to thank everyone for their overwhelming support so far, it is clear Library Walk is cherished by  many people. Witnesses at the inquiry who have spoken up to save Library Walk have included experts in architecture, town planning, heritage and access for disabled people, as well as concerned citizens who love this unique space. Together we are presenting a strong and passionate case, backed with robust evidence, and are showing just how spurious the councils justifications for building their carbuncle have been.

 

I believe the fight for our favourite ginnel gets to the heart of some very important debates. We want public spaces, accessible to everyone, that bring joy and celebrate our proud civic heritage. We want a council that is accountable and listens to residents, and most of all we want to save Library Walk for the benefit of future generations.”

 

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