More than 1,000 people visited public exhibitions run by Stockport and Cheshire East Councils showing plans for the residential development on the former BAE Systems Woodford Aerodrome site.
The councils have been working with Avro Heritage and joint venture partner Harrow Estates, part of Redrow Group, on the residential scheme. The events, held on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 May, showcased the proposed masterplan.
Stockport said the proposed Woodford Garden Village will adopt so-called 'Garden Suburb' principles.
Redrow and Avro plan 950 homes, including both full market and affordable homes.
Proposals include a new primary school, children's play area, new heritage centre, new village green and making the most of green space with generous useable open spaces that will be integrated with the existing Woodford Village. Public transport would also be improved, as well as opening up public rights of way and environmental enhancements to Chester Road.
The next step is for Stockport and Cheshire East Councils to prepare a draft Supplementary Planning Document, which will guide development for the site. Once the SPD has been drafted, people will have further opportunities to have their say during the six-week consultation period later this year.
Cllr Iain Roberts, executive member for regeneration at Stockport Council, said: "We want to hear the views of local people and these events are an important way of getting feedback on the proposed Woodford Garden Village.
"We are determined to get the best amenities and services for the local community and finding out what people think is a crucial part of this. I would urge people to keep talking to us, and to have their say on the draft SPD which will be published later this year."
Cllr Jamie Macrae, Cheshire East Council Cabinet member with responsibility for prosperity and economic regeneration, added: "I would encourage as many local residents as possible to take the time to get involved and express their views about the Woodford Garden Village.
"It is vitally important that we have as much input from local people as possible as the plans will help shape their communities for years to come. We want to get any proposed scheme right for local people and the wider region – and right first time."
- For more information visit www.stockport.gov.uk/woodfordaerodrome