A public consultation is now open on Stockport’s ambitious plans to regenerate an area to the west of Stockport town centre with 3,500 new homes along with the necessary amenities and social infrastructure.
Residents, businesses and interested parties are being invited to have their say throughout the period of consultation which closes on Friday 6th September 2019.
The full extent of the scheme is available to read / download from the Stockport Council Website:
Stockport Council will use powers from the new Mayoral Development Corporation for the area that will come into effect in September.
New computer generated images show the extent of the new development:
The plan – the first time the Mayoral powers have been used in Greater Manchester and the first in the country focus on a town centre – aims to build homes of all types and tenures across the area, along with a whole host of new features, such as a rediscovered urban riverside, new public spaces and 1,000,000ft2 of mixed employment space.
Leader of Stockport Council Elise Wilson explains:
“Stockport Town Centre West provides us with the opportunity to significantly improve housing choice in one of the best connected locations in Greater Manchester.
“We want to support the delivery of homes for young people, older people, couples, young and established families. We want to provide a better choice of houses and apartments for existing residents and to attract new residents to live in the Town Centre.
“This will support the success of the Town Centre and attract new investment into the heart of the Borough. The Strategic Regeneration Framework recognises the importance of integrating Town Centre West with existing communities (resident and business) encouraging enhanced
movement by foot and cycle to allow everyone to enjoy the area’s assets
including the Town Centre, Hollywood Park and the River Mersey.
“Harnessing one of the best connected locations in Greater Manchester to
deliver 3,500 new homes will take pressure off our Green Belt and reduce the reliance on cars within the Town Centre and across the Borough.
“Town Centre West provides us with away to deliver the homes that we need in a highly sustainable way. We want to use the opportunity to embrace new technology to ensure our homes and town is future proofed.
“A number of schemes are already under construction and we are working
wi th partners including the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and
Homes England to bring forward the next phase of development.
“There is an new excitement about the future potential of Stockport
Town Centre – locally, regionally and nationally – and this Strategic
Regeneration Framework will ensure the new investment is delivered, is
sustainable, ensuring quality design, the delivery of social infrastructure
and that the benefits are shared by all.”
The Stockport Town Centre West masterplan developed with Cushman & Wakefield, OPEN and WSP, sets out the potential for around 3,500 homes of all types and tenures, along with the amenity and social infrastructure needed for existing and future residents.
The full document, along with the consultation questions, will be published on https://consultation.stockport.gov.uk/