Stockport Council’s call for brownfield sites suited for potential future development will close to submissions on 23rd May.
The council want to hear about the sites across the borough which members of the local community believe should be considered before we need to make decisions in respect of other land in Stockport. They may be derelict or underutilised sites, vacant commercial premises or an occupied building which has a use which doesn’t fit particularly well in an area.
Sites identified by the local community will be used to help inform the development of the new Local Plan, which will set out development needs for the borough, including new homes, transport and infrastructure, ensuring local places facilitate thriving communities and the economy. It will also reinforce the council’s commitment to protecting the environment and working together to address climate change and help the council towards achieving the One Stockport Borough Plan priorities and ambitions.
Caroline Simpson, Deputy Chief Executive at Stockport Council, said:
As we continue to develop our new Local Plan, it is really important that we engage with local people and businesses to identify brownfield land that could be developed for new uses – no one knows Stockport better than the people who live and work in Stockport.
“I encourage everyone to take part so that we can look at finding positive solutions for the growth needed to provide new homes and places to work for future generations, so that Stockport continues to be a great place to live, work and do business.”
Brownfield land is land that has been previously developed which is no longer in use, such as vacant or derelict land and buildings and also includes previously developed land or buildings which are in use that have potential for redevelopment.
The call for sites will close on 23rd May 2021.
There is no requirement that the owner of a site reports it as the council is looking to gather as much information as possible to best meet Stockport’s growing needs. The council will then assess all sites that are put forward and their suitability for alternative uses such as housing or employment. This information will then inform the draft Stockport Local Plan, before seeking people’s views on it in autumn 2021.
For further information and to submit details of a brownfield site, please visit the Stockport Council website.