October/November 2019

New masterplan announced for Stockport town centre west

//New masterplan announced for Stockport town centre west

The plan aims to build homes of all types and tenures across the area, along with a whole host of new features, such as a rediscovered urban riverside, new public spaces and 1,000,000 ft2 of mixed employment space. Cllr Elise Wilson, the Leader of Stockport 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. The momentum we’ve already generated provides the ideal platform for the long-term regeneration of Town Centre West as Greater Manchester’s newest, coolest and greenest new urban village.”

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has supported Stockport’s regeneration ambition through his Town Centre Challenge initiative and 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.”

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