Plans for the development of the new Travis Brow Link Road, which will provide a direct link between the A6 and Junction 1 of the M60, have been unveiled by Stockport Council.
The proposed Travis Brow Link Road is part of the £73 million Town Centre Access Plan that is making it easier for everyone to travel in and around Stockport town centre. Funded by the Local Growth Deal, the works are being undertaken in two distinct phases. The first phase of works are already underway and the second phase projects, which include the Travis Brow Link Road, are currently being developed with work expected to take place between 2017 and 2020.
A copy of the revised Travis Brow Link Road proposals can be found online at www.stockport.gov.uk/planning
An original planning application for the road was submitted to the Council in May 2016, included within this proposal was the loss of the Midland Public House.
Following feedback received by the Town Centre Committee on 30th September 2016, the Council has been working to amend the plans in order that the Midland Public House can be retained as a local community asset. A planning application for a revised scheme has now been submitted and is open for consultation.
Councillor Kate Butler, Executive Member for Economy and Regeneration at Stockport Council stated: “We’ve listened to comments received about the Travis Brow Link Road and amended the proposals for the road. When considering any planning application it is necessary to balance the current needs of people affected by a development with the future needs of the wider population.
“In redesigning the scheme the Council has successfully been able to find a way to save the pub which has resulted in changes being made to the original planning application. The amended plan is now under consultation and will return to the Town Centre Committee in due course.”
Full details about the Town Centre Access Plan work and the benefits this will bring can be found at www.stockport.gov.uk/towncentreaccess
A wide range of ambitious projects are taking place across Stockport as part of the Investing in Growth project, aimed at ensuring the town continues to grow and meet the needs of local residents, businesses and visitors. The multi-million pound programme will see investment being made into a range of projects across Stockport by both the Council and its partners. Estimates predict that this will bring at least 5,000 new jobs and 1,100 new homes to Stockport.