Woodford consultation raises more questions

Private as well as social housing, a medical centre and sports facilities were among the most popular options for the redevelopment of the Woodford Aerodrome site in Stockport and east Cheshire.

More than 150 people last night attended a presentation following public consultation events undertaken on the future of the site, currently being vacated by BAE Systems.

View the detailed presentations below

Over the past two months, Stockport Council, Cheshire East Council and BAE Systems have held a series of public exhibitions and design workshops to find out local people's views and aspirations for the site.

BAE Woodford site planSome of the key issues raised and discussed throughout the consultation include transport links, ecology, affordable housing, protecting views, enhancing rural communities, facilities and heritage.

The outcomes from the consultation will be addressed in the 'Supplementary Planning Document', being prepared for the site by Stockport Council. The draft SPD is due to be published in November and will be followed by a six-week consultation. The finalised SPD will be formally adopted in spring 2012 and guide the future redevelopment of the site.

Cheshire East Council will consider the outcomes in a 'Place Shaping' consultation that is planned to start in July 2011.

Cllr Mark Weldon, executive member for communities at Stockport Council, said: "Thanks to everyone who attended the presentation and public consultation events, it's great to see such active and enthusiastic involvement from our communities. We very much value all the input into the consultation so far and we will make sure everyone is kept informed about the process going forward."

Cllr Jamie Macrae, Cheshire East Council Cabinet member with responsibility for prosperity, said: "The results of the consultations will play a major part in the future of the site, helping to shape any further proposals. We will continue to work with Stockport Council on all aspects of this development. My thanks go to all those who took the time to attend the event last night and gave their views."

The design workshops were run by independent consultants Taylor Young, on behalf of Stockport Council.

View the presentations by clicking below

Stockport Council

Taylor Young

Cass Associates and BAE Systems

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