Stockport Council has begun a process to consult with local residents as they consider Stockport Local Plan planning for Stockport’s future through to 2035.
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 from Friday 28th July to 8th October 2017.
If you would like to get involved, find out more about the Stockport Local Plan or sign up for email alerts be kept up to date developments, please visit www.stockport.gov.uk/localplan.
We’re also encouraging residents to take part in consultation events that will take place in the coming weeks:
– Central Area, Monday 4th September from 6pm to 8.30pm at Fred Perry House, Edward Street, Stockport, SK1 3XE;
– Marple Area, Monday 4th September from 6pm to 8.30pm at Marple Hall School, Hilltop Drive, Stockport, SK6 6LB;
– Cheadle Area, Monday 11th September from 6pm to 8.30pm at Kingsway School, Foxland Road, Stockport, SK8 4QX;
– Stepping Hill Area, Monday 11th September from 6pm to 8.30pm at Hazel Grove Civic Hall, London Road, Stockport, SK7 4DF;
– Heatons & Reddish Area, Wednesday 13th September from 6pm to 8.30pm at Life Leisure Houldsworth Village, Broadstone Road, Stockport, SK5 7AT;
– Werneth Area, Wednesday 13th September from 6pm to 8.30pm at Werneth School, Harrytown, Stockport, SK6 3BX;
– Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South Area, Saturday 16th September from 10am to 12.30pm at 2nd Bramhall Scout Group, Fir Rd, Stockport, SK7 2NP.
For more information visit www.stockport.gov.uk/localplan.