Masterplan for Stockport Town Centre West revealed
Stockport Council has revealed details of its plans for Town Centre West, a sizable regeneration area which is set to include 3,500 homes, 1m sq.ft. of employment space and social infrastructure for tenants, delivered as part of the creation of the Mayoral Development Corporation.
The plans have been developed with Cushman & Wakefield, OPEN and WSP, and sets out the potential for around 3,500 homes of all types and tenures, along with the amenity and social infrastructure needed for existing and future residents.
The framework also proposes more than 1m sq.ft. of mixed employment space, an “urban riverside” and a series of new and improved public spaces.
Cllr Elise Wilson, leader of the 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 alongside improvements in the Market Place, transport investment to improve road access into and round the town centre and ambitious plans for the future of the Merseyway shopping centre. The momentum we’ve already generated provides the ideal platform for long term regeneration of Town Centre West as Greater Manchester’s newest, coolest, greenest new urban village. I hope local people, businesses and stakeholders will be as excited as we are about these proposals and engage with the consultation so that it becomes a collective vision and ambition that we all share”.
The public consultation will run from Thursday 18 July to Friday 6 September 2019. The full document, along with the consultation questions, will be published on https://consultation.stockport.gov.uk