The Council is seeking out more brownfield sites in Stockport for new developments in the borough.
Do you own or know of any brownfield sites in Stockport and across the borough that may be suitable for development? If so, Stockport Council would like to hear from you.
Local residents, landowners, developers and businesses are being invited to submit suggestions of brownfield land, including existing buildings, for consideration as part of the future development plans for the borough.
Brownfield sites are land or buildings that have previously been developed which have the potential to be re-developed.
They can also be sites or buildings which are currently in other uses.
The Council has a record over the last 15 years of ensuring that more than 90% of new development has been delivered on brownfield sites in Stockport. To build upon this they are inviting residents to get involved in their ‘Brownfield First’ work.
Priority is to identify more suitable brownfield sites which can be developed for future housing, employment, retail, community and leisure facilities; they are looking for the public to highlight these opportunities.
So far, Stockport Council have around 370 brownfield sites (including buildings) that have been scoped for redevelopment for potential housing and employment uses.
Current developments underway across the borough on brownfield land include the former BAE Systems site at Woodford, Charles Street, Barnes Hospital, Land at Mirlees Drive, Gorsey Bank and Stockport Exchange.
The call for brownfield sites is a further step we are taking to gather new data and information which will then guide future decisions and assist in our plan making process.
Caroline Simpson, Stockport Council’s Corporate Director for Place, said: “The more brownfield sites and buildings that we can identify that are suitable for the development of new homes and new employment, the less pressure for development there will be on Green Belt sites.”