Stockport Council’s public consultation on a draft Regeneration masterplan which sets out plans for up to 3,500 new homes in Stockport Town Centre West, closes today, Friday 6th September.
As well as documents for public review, the consultation period included drop-in sessions in the centre of Stockport.
The consultation period closes as the new Mayoral Development Corporation for the area comes into effect.
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 for the area, such as a rediscovered urban riverside, new public spaces and 1,000,000ft2 of mixed employment space.
The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has supported Stockport’s regeneration ambition through his Town Centre Challenge initiative and said:
“My commitment to a low carbon future, building on brownfield sites, and ensuring Greater Manchester’s town centres are able to fulfil their potential is very close to my heart.
“I’m very encouraged by Stockport’s response to the Town Centre Challenge and I’m happy to use my powers to create Greater Manchester’s first Mayoral Development Corporation. This will lead the regeneration of the Town Centre West area in a way which is consistent with my strategy for a truly integrated public transport system, along with enhanced cycling and walking links, that support sustainable urban living.
“This is the first Mayoral Development Corporation in the country to be used to support the regeneration of a town centre, and I’m delighted to be able to support Stockport’s ambitions in this way”.
You can view the Executive Summary here (PDF, 30MB)