Friday, 10 June 2016
Land For Sale - Dukinfield
It seems that every spare piece of land, however small, is up for grabs in the borough of Tameside. This small piece of greenery on Birch Lane in Dukinfield is no exception.
It would be fascinating to see a chart with a simple graph showing the number of new residential properties in Tameside over the last decade. If you take Hyde Newton as an example, think of the number of residential dwellings that now exist compared to ten years ago, that number must surely exceed 1000 when you think of the vast number of properties on the old industrial sites such as Castrol, Christies etc.
If you prefer less green spaces and more housing, traffic and pollution you have an opportunity to ensure that continues to happen by voting Remain in the E.U. Referendum on June 23rd. If on the other hand you prefer green spaces and a sustainable population your only option is to vote Leave.
The E.U. has been a wonderful thing for the wealthy and speculators. If you were sat on a pot of cash you could snap up the little piece of land on Birch Lane, you could then employ an army of cheap and exploitable labour (of which the E.U. has ensured we have an endless supply) to build you an apartment block of twelve flats and then you could sell them to native Britons fleeing the inner city or rent them to anyone the Council will pay rent for. Which ever you look at it you win and by the time the population has reached 120 million and life has become totally unbearable you will have long since retired to roads that are sandy and therefore not your problem, as for those remaining, well they could have prevented this nightmare scenario but they couldn't be bothered to turn out and vote leave in the E.U. referendum on the 23rd June 2016.
Good to see TC is back in action so this is the caretaker signing off for the foreseeable future.