Stockport interchange resi plans to be submitted in 2018

A planning application for a residential-led development around Stockport’s £42m transport interchange is due to be submitted in early 2018, according to Stockport Council and Transport for Greater Manchester.

WSP has been working on a feasibility study for a project round the interchange alongside architect BDP, with plans potentially including a 150-unit residential block and shared community services above the interchange.

In a report to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s capital projects committee on Friday, TfGM said a planning application would be submitted next year “subject to the demonstration of viability”.

Construction of the associated development would be built at the same time as the interchange.

The council is also undertaking a study to see how any supporting development would impact the construction timescales of the new interchange, and to “identify appropriate opportunities to mitigate these impacts”.

The council added the potential development around the interchange would “ensure a fully integrated site” and would address “existing poor connectivity” with Stockport’s railway station.

To help get the interchange project under way, TfGM and Stockport Council have chosen Osborne to build a new bridge over the River Mersey in Stockport town centre will link Swaine Street with Astley Street and provide buses with direct access to the new interchange from Heaton Lane.

It will also provide a two-way link for buses, taxis, and pedestrians to the A6 from the interchange.

Funding for the development is being supported through the Greater Manchester Local Growth Deal Programme.

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An exciting move but surely more could and should be made of the riverside location and potential links across and through the river valley. I’ll be taking a closer look. Change here is well overdue.

By Stephen Gleave

There’s a river here??? haha

By Raj

How can this be other than an air pollution hot spot for residents nestled as it is between the A6 and the railway line?

By Christopher John Greennn

Who on earth would want to live there !?

By Neil

That will be excellent

By T Chaudhry

I Will believe it when I see it been waiting 60 years for this

By Graham

Why don’t Stockport Council build houses that are needed.

By Anonymous

More traffic on Stockport grid locked roads

By Anonymous

Good news about new bus station and housing.
New houses needed in stockport . I hope bus station is better laid out than the bus station we have now.

By David Williams

Should sort the all the rats running around 1st

By Lee

Yes lets waste more millions like REDROCK debacle

By S Thornley

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