|Here are the plans,
published by Manchester City Council, for the first stage
of the redevelopment of the Simonsway / Poundswick Lane
junction. I found this plan, waterlogged and muddy, in
the gutter on Poundswick Lane. It had evidently been
displayed, not very securely, for public view but the
ravages of weather and local hooligans had reduced it to
litter. I therefore felt that, rather than let it rot
away, it would be more appropriate to put it on the web
so that the world can see what the bureaucrats have in
store for our ancient hamlet.
|I took some
photographs of the junction in February 2002 and
I will keep taking them as the proposed
"redevelopment" unfolds. Visitors to
this website will be thus able to make up their
own minds whether the "redevelopment"
represents progress or despoliation. Here they
From the southern side of Simonsway.
From the Forum Centre car park.
The verges on Poundswick Lane.
Looking down Poundswick Lane
towards the roundabout.