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Tameside Council has created a development prospectus for Stalybridge West. Credit: via council report

Tameside to push on with £11m Stalybridge West plan

The council is looking for a procurement partner so it can progress with infrastructure work to enable regeneration and development across the area.

Money has been allocated from the £20m Levelling Up Fund grant awarded by the government to the authority for the town centre, but this must be spent by the end of March 2026.

A development prospectus has been created and feasibility study undertaken featuring eight plots in the Stalybridge West development area.

These sites are owned by either Tameside or the Greater Manchester Pension Fund and include surface car parks and vacant land.

Tameside Council’s cabinet approved the prospectus, and declared council owned sites surplus to requirements, at its April meeting.

Councillors also agreed to push on with the procurement exercise to kickstart the survey, design, and planning process to deliver infrastructure work.

This includes creating a pedestrian and cycle bridge across the River Tame, developing a multi-level car parking facility within the town centre, and land remediation.

A delivery strategy has been drawn up by the council during the past year with the authority ready to take sites to market and select a development partner.

The multi-level car park will replace existing surface level sites earmarked for residential development.

Land within the Harrop Street area is in the ownership of GMPF which is currently working to bring forward a first phase of development on its land.

An initial soft market testing exercise has been undertaken after expressions of interest in the project from a number of experienced and recognised developers/organisations, according to a report to Tameside’s cabinet.

The developers have confirmed they would express an interest in the Stalybridge West opportunity when it comes to the market and would prefer a ‘streamlined’ developer selection process across a three-month period via a framework.

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It would be nice to see a coffee shop near the train station and a few nice delis or restaurants in Stalybridge.

By Anonymous

Opportunities could be provided to new businesses allowing them to fill the vacant shops. Creating somewhere with greater interest and option.

By Anonymous

Why does Stalybridge need a multi storey car park ??

By Anonymous

A few bungalows with small garden would be great,something we haven’t got in town center,

By A few bungalows with small gardens would be great

Ashton has a multi story carpark that works well clueless council

By Anonymous

Coffee shop near the train station please thats what we need

By Anonymous

Anonymous comment below mine, there already is, we don’t want more of them, we just want some decent shops that are in every other town centre so we don’t have to mission to Hyde Denton or ashton, if you want more coffee go Hyde there’s plenty there

By Jamie

You Have ruined Stalybridge, demolished some beautiful old buildings Stalybridge Townhall being one of them, Stalybridge has lost its charm, look what has happened to Portland place some beautiful building, let out as flats that look an eyesore deprived part of Stalybridge which actually could have looked so beautiful with the old cottages near the river.Nobody in that council seems to care maybe only about their next pay rise!

By Anonymous

A multi storey carpark would be a nightmare in Stalybridge.

But a decent fitness centre for people would be great as opposed to nothing. Something that offers something for everyone.

Fitness and shopping

We need a McDonald’s too

By Anonymous

£11m seems way too little for a scheme of this size. Expect this to be drastically reduced in scope

By Anon

Stalybridge needs more housing like a hole in the head. Traffic at present is horrendous and becomes gridlocked if there is a road closure. We need to be attracting individual artisan shop holders to attract visitors and walkers. Small Yorkshire towns like Hebden Bridge do this brilliantly. The council needs to put pressure on bus companies to run to schedule, we already have a nice train station with the Buffet Bar so regular dependable buses as well will make it more attractive to day trippers who don’t want to drive. We don’t need an ugly multi storey we need more free parking. As a local market town Stalybridge has been killed by tmbc and we’ve lost our beautiful town hall and market but we could still attract people with our lovely parks, canal, pubs and cafes and some lovely small shops selling local produce, hand made chocolates, gift shops, the art gallery etc. we need to change focus to attract investment and disposable income rather than charity shops and housing. Stalybridge deserves better

By Anon

Starbucks would be great

By Anonymous

They couldn’t manage to redevelop 200 mtrs of Market Street Stalybridge without cocking it up. Please keep TMBC well away from it 🙏🙏🙏🙏

By Anonymous

The train station has a wonderful historical Bar on the platform. Leading up to the station there already is cafes and eateries.

By Linda

Will the residential property be social housing

By Anonymous

Keep Tameside council away from this project, they haven’t a clue nor does Stalybridge need a muti car park, let the hills and greenery speak, creat another park for the wild life, we have badgers deer, foxes that need a safe enviroment not another concrete jungle with more social housing, lets not turn it in to Manchester City Centre

By Anon

Another car park. Are you kidding. Social housing is a bigger priority. I think your totally deluded as a council and out of touch with what the people of Stalybridge need. Why not ask the people?

By Anonymous

Multi storey carparks are a eyesore and so 70’s. With the other traffic carming policies implemented in tameside, why would people go there when access is already poor. Another excuse to flog off land the should be used for social housing in the spot where some with no other means of transport other than a car should be prioritised.

By Martin Garside

Clean up the canal and the walkways and plant some decent shrubs and flowers.

By Tom donohue

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