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Cheshire East Residents petition to Cheshire East Council

In conjunction with Cheshire Wildlife Trust we have a new petition for Cheshire East Council to reject the South Macclesfield Development Area and withdraw the site from the Local Plan.

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The future vision is here in conjunction with Cheshire Wildlife Trust

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Danes Moss is a historic peat bog and rare wildlife habitat which holds massive amounts of carbon in its soil. This place once extended across a thousand acres to the south of the Cheshire town of Macclesfield. After centuries of destruction by humans – and the complicity of local governments – less than 300 acres of this wilderness remains.

Now, Cheshire East Council are planning a massive housing and retail development on 136 acres of the Moss.

The project is called the ‘South Macclesfield Development Area‘ – 950 homes, a supermarket, retail sheds and a link road that would devastate this sacred place, the last refuge of an ancient landscape.

The Cheshire Wildlife Trust describe the plan as:

One of the most environmentally damaging schemes ever proposed in Cheshire East and the likely destruction of natural capital (biodiversity and stored carbon) at this scale is unprecedented in recent decades within the Cheshire region.

Our campaign aims to stop this catastrophic project and imagine a positive future for Dane’s Moss as a restored wetland that gives vital space for wild creatures to survive, carbon dioxide to be removed from the atmosphere, and all the many benefits that come from giving people access to nature near their homes.

What you can Do...

Donate to the legal fund

Any donations are gratefully received and will go towards the legal fund to fight Cheshire East Council against this development in court

Look out for wildlife

Help find out what lives at Dane's Moss to illustrate the potential biodiversity loss

Sign the petition

If you have not already done so, join thousands of others and click here to sign the petition...

Lobby your Local Councillor

Email and lobby your local councillor to highlight your concerns on this environmentally damaging development