Demolition plans at Mayfield station

A PLANNING application has been submitted for permission to pull down the roof at Manchester's derelict Mayfield railway station.

Prior to Government cutbacks the site, next to Piccadilly Station, was earmarked for a 550,000 sq ft civil service campus, described as a "Whitehall of the North".

The planned demolition work is not a prelude to a revival of this scheme but instead an attempt to make the area safe.

A planning application states: "The existing structure is in a dangerous condition and haza... For the full story register now for free or login below...