A three month trial of measures to create an Active Neighbourhood in Cheadle is set to begin in late September, with local residents invited to share views on plans.
Sustainable transport charity, Sustrans, and Stockport Council are looking to hear feedback on proposals that will install point road closures for motor vehicles in parts of Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle Heath and Adswood.
The following locations are earmarked for the creation of measures to reduce traffic and air pollution on local streets and encourage safe walking and cycling:
- St David’s Road, between Boundary Road and Lavington Avenue
- St Mary’s Drive, between Boundary Road and Shakespeare Drive
- Sherborne Road, at the junction of Heathside Road (diagonal point closure only)
- Cheltenham Road, between Elm Road South and Heathside Road
- Larkhill Road, between Birdhall Road Avenue and Grosvenor Road
The point road closures will comprise of either planters or water filled/concrete barriers. Measures to prevent motorists using the footway to bypass the closure will be included.
Cllr David Meller, Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration and one of the ward members for Cheadle Hulme North, said:
Active Neighbourhoods can not only make it easier to move around by foot or bike, but they can address issues residents feel passionate about: from rat-running to speeding down residential streets.
“But it’s vitally important that we have as much feedback as possible before or if any trial takes place.
“This is a consultation on the trial and a decision if it goes ahead will be made at the Area Committee meeting in September.”
Residents have until August 20 to feedback their thoughts about the trial either by email or phoning 0161 217 6043. A decision about the final trial plan will be made at Area Committee in September 2021.
If the trial goes ahead, officers will hold an in-person and online workshop one month in, with Cheadle residents invited to leave feedback on how Active Neighbourhood measures are operating. It is anticipated the trial will begin late September 2021 for a period of approximately three months.
The trial will finish in December 2021. At this time all point road closures will be removed. Based on the results of the trial, a permanent scheme could be developed, with a full public consultation for the permanent scheme being held in early 2022.