Welcome to This is Rammy, the podcast dedicated to Ramsbottom, the small town just North of Manchester.
The plans for Ramsbottom Police Station have been approved. The application is for two ground floor shops as well as eight apartments above. The style is mentioned to be in keeping with how the area would have originally looked.
If you remember, the person who purchased the land in February last year when the Police Station was auctioned off was our very own Councillor Rob Hodkinson and his wife.
One comment that Rob said back in November 2015 as written in Bury Times was:
But Ramsbottom MP David Nuttall and Ramsbottom ward councillors Ian Bevan and Rob Hodkinson have raised concerns about the plans to sell the building, fearing a rise in crime if there is no police presence in the town.
How do you feel about this? I was looking at the planning permission and reading through the comments, several people have complained about the drainage on the current site as well as several people complaining about the fact the proposed building will be much bigger than the existing bank.