Stockport Council is encouraging businesses to take part in a consultation event regarding the Stockport Local Plan as they begin the process to plan for Stockport’s future through to 2035.
The first event is taking place in September:
When: Wednesday 20th September 2017, 8am to 10am – buffet breakfast provided
Where: Alma Lodge Hotel, Wellington Road South, Stockport SK2 6EL
Booking: To confirm your attendance please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stockport-local-plan-business-sector-workshop-tickets-36718455890
The Stockport Local Plan will set the rules for development and land uses which will have an impact on the way we live and work in the future.
There are big challenges and opportunities facing the borough. People are concerned about housing, both in terms of numbers and where they are built. We also know that while Stockport is a well-connected place, our roads are often very congested.
It’s not just about housing, jobs and transport though. People rely on services such as health, education, shops and enjoying our green places and spaces.
Councillor Kate Butler, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration, said:
“Over the next two years we are committed to have an open and transparent discussion with Stockport residents and businesses regarding what land is needed to accommodate the homes, jobs, new infrastructure and local facilities we need from now until 2035.
“We understand that the issues in one area of the borough may not be the same as in others, so we want to hear from local communities about the place they live – what works, what doesn’t, what they need and what they’d like to protect.
“To enable us to deliver the best possible plan we need and want your views. We’d also like to make clear that no final decisions will be made until we have reviewed all consultation feedback.”
The consultation runs until 8th October 2017.
If you would like to get involved, find out more about the Local Plan or sign up for email alerts please visit www.stockport.gov.uk/localplan.