Manchester City Council Planning Committee has approved plans by Manchester Airport to demolish a row of houses to to build a new air freight terminal.
The nine committee members voted 5:4 in favour of the plans – with the Labour majority voting in favour and the Lib Dem minority voting against.
Campaigners from the Stop Expansion at Manchester Aiport group were inside and outside the meeting to show their support for the residents.
After the decision was made, the residents and campaigners agreed that this was not the end of the fight, and that they would investigate ways to appeal the decision.
Thursday 26th November 2009
@ The Bowling Green
Grafton Street, M13 9NZ
With John Stewart (Airport Watch Chair) and Peter Johnson (Hasty Lane resident) and other guest speakers.