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Complainant Name:
Mr J Johnson

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Stockport Express


Mr J Johnson of Poynton complained that a report that plans to expand the Hazel Grove clinic could affect businesses in the area had prevented a prospective tenant from signing a lease on his property in the area. The complainant said that he had been assured by the Stockport Planning Department that there had been no mention of the expansion affecting the surrounding private properties.


The newspaper indicated that it had received the information about the potential threat to businesses from a confidential source. However, the position had now changed. The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published a clarification in the following terms:

Hazel Grove 'superclinic' - a clarification

A recent article (Businesses at risk from super clinic, Stockport Express, 10 September 2008) reported that businesses on London Road could be threatened by plans for a new super clinic at Hazel Grove. Stockport Primary Care Trust has now indicated that it currently has no plans to acquire commercially owned land in the area. We are happy to clarify the matter.

Report: 78

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