Lord Street homeless shelter approved despite objections from residents
Plans to convert an empty building on Lord Street and Stocks Street into a homeless accommodation for 31 ‘low risk’ men were met with opposition.
Objectors raised concerns about the safety of women walking to the Green Quarter, saying the site near the city centre is not appropriate for a shelter.
Some residents also suggested anti-social behaviour and crime would rise.
However, Cheetham councillor Shaukat Ali praised the ‘experienced provider’ which would manage the new facility on behalf of the MCR Property Group.
He said: “They’re already operating in Cheetham. Hopefully they’ll apply the same standard here.”
The city council’s planning committee approved the plans with only one member not voting in favour.