Stockport Town Centre West Aerial View

Masterplan for Stockport Town Centre West revealed

Stockport Council has revealed details of its plans for Town Centre West, a sizable regeneration area which is set to include 3,500 homes, 1m sq ft of employment space and social infrastructure for tenants, delivered as part of the creation of the Mayoral Development Corporation.

This consultation into the strategic regeneration framework for the site will open at lunchtime today.

The plans have been developed with Cushman & Wakefield, OPEN and WSP, and 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 framework also proposes more than 1m sq ft of mixed employment space, an “urban riverside”, and a series of new and improved public spaces.

Stockport Town Centre West MasterplanThe proposals form part of the creation of the first Mayoral Development Corporation in Greater Manchester, according to the council the first in the country to focus on a town centre. Key themes for the plan are community, innovation, and sustainability, as part of the council’s drive to deliver town centre living in Stockport.

Cllr Elise Wilson, leader of the Council, said: “Stockport town centre is undergoing a massive £1bn regeneration programme. The Council has already created a track record of delivery through major commercial and leisure projects like Stockport Exchange and Redrock alongside improvements in the Market Place, transport investment to improve road access into and around the town centre, and ambitious plans for the future of the Merseyway shopping centre. The momentum we’ve already generated provides the ideal platform for long-term regeneration of Town Centre West as Greater Manchester’s newest, coolest, greenest new urban village. I hope local people, businesses, and stakeholders will be as excited as we are about these proposals and engage with the consultation so that it becomes a collective vision and ambition that we all share.”

Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, 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.”

Stockport Town Centre West Aerial View From South

The public consultation will run from Thursday 18 July to Friday 6 September 2019.  The full document, along with the consultation questions, will be published on https://consultation.stockport.gov.uk/.

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Like: Green roofs
Dislike: Missed opportunity for taller buildings (and therefore greater number of units) in some parts of the area, but this is probably down to viability.

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Impressed, industrial units should be moved out of town centres, I really like the look of these plans, there seems to be a lot of greenery which is always a plus. Underground parking would be good but maybe that’s asking too much. I just hope it doesn’t take forever to transform.

By Unimpressed

Businesses that will have to be located all mostly employ locally and are actually a large part of the towns history. This will be lost as well as 100’s of LOCAL jobs.

There will also be a lot less greenery if you calculate current vs. proposed.

By Worried local

What’s the betting if it ever goes ahead, the proposed green seedam style roofs are deleted due to cost.

By CBA

What schools are you planning on building?

By Davina 12235

Needs the metrolink I think to be really successful. I agree with the others leaving some plots as they are for future tall buildings would be a good idea. No need to make it all mid-rise at once!

By Stocky Steve

I’ve lived in Bramhall for just over a year I am now Homeless and would appreciate some low rent bungalows that are adapted for disabled people because it’s taken me nearly a year looking for something that doesn’t seem to exist.

By Maxine Reed

It’ll never happen

By Realistic

One would hope you would put back the free bus as the town not easily accessible

By Valerie Concar

Will there be adequate, extra provision of doctors, dentists, hospital staff, car space, schools etc?

By Lorraine Balfe

This is part of the new control system, social crediting.

By karl roberts

Hope there parking with all this ,as edgeley is already used as a free car park for the train station.

By Edgeley redisent

Looking very good

By Dale hart

The sooner the long delayed proposed motorway links and by passes are completed and the studies required to confirm their implications to the overall system dare I suggest including a free public Stockport transport with more park n ride on the extremities – reduces parking requirements and eliminates toxins provision of more electric charge hubs to meet the demand

By Larry Maddick

This is all well and good but as a person who runs a small business in this area its funny how in all the information today ( 1 letter rest found online ) about what happens to us . Theres a lot of people working in that area some for may years . And nowhere is there talk of how this affects me and my lively hood. I have had to move once already to allow the upgrades to roads to find the council who rented me the unit now wants to knock it down …

By Darren 48

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