GREATER MANCHESTER SPATIAL FRAMEWORK (GMSF)
The formal consultation on the first draft of the GMSF proposals has now ended. The comments received during this period will be considered and used to determine how the plan is taken forward.
Given the many thousands of comments and objections that have been submitted in response to this consultation, we anticipate that this may take some time. Watch this space for further information and developments.
Click here for all background information to date.
Save the Green Belt Walk
This Protest walk, organised by the Save Stockport’s Greenbelt group took place on Saturday, 14th January 2017. Hundreds of Stockport residents joined in, converging on the Town Hall for a spirited rally in defence of our Green Belt.
For further information and more photos, click here.
Woodford Community Council AGM 2016
Woodford Community Council AGM was held on Thursday, 17th November 2016. In addition to routine business, there was also a special item in response to the recently-released details of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (see above).
The draft Minutes are available here.
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Avro Heritage Museum
The museum has got off to a great start. Visitors have significantly exceeded expectations, with over 9,700 in the 10 months since opening. Over 300 visitors have signed up as ‘Friends’ of the museum.
The main project of the summer has been the refurbishment and painting of Vulcan XM603, seen below in her protective scaffolding tent. She has been restored to her original white livery and is due to be unveiled in her glory by the end of October.
For further information click here.
Roadworks in and around Woodford
A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road (A6MARR) – Update
Contractors working on behalf of A6MARR will be undertaking works to install lighting columns on Woodford Road, Bramhall, on the approach to the A555 Roundabout. These works will require the use of temporary traffic signals as below:
Friday 20th January 2017 between 9.30am and 3.30pm only.
Saturday 21st January 2017 between 8.00am and 1.00pm only.
Carriageway Resurfacing – Jenny Lane, Woodford.
Stockport Council is undertaking a programme of repairs across the borough as part of the ‘Investing in Stockport’ initiative. There is a commitment to invest £100m to improve roads and footpaths across the borough over a nine year delivery period. This funding will be used to carry out a range of repairs from patching to resurfacing in targeted areas which will provide a long term solution to the deterioration on the highway network.
As part of the programme, Stockport Council will be carrying out carriageway resurfacing works on Jenny lane (Full Length). These works will be carried out by our Alliance Partner Tarmac Limited.
This work is scheduled to commence from Monday 30th January 2017 and is anticipated to take up to 2 weeks to complete, weather permitting. It will be necessary to restrict traffic movements utilising a temporary prohibition of driving (road closure) from 08:00 to 16:30hrs. During these times a signed diversion will be in operation via; Moor Lane, Chester Road and Woodford Road.
Access to properties in the working zone will be maintained wherever possible but may be restricted for certain periods as the work progresses.
Information boards will be erected on site advising road users of the programmed work prior to the work commencing. Residents and businesses directly affected will receive a letter in due course explaining the scope of the work and timescales involved. We have also consulted with TfGM (buses) and they will make the necessary arrangements to bus services that will be affected. Although some local disruption is inevitable this will be kept to a minimum by our staff on site.
Roadworks on Chester Road between Woodford and Poynton
Narrow lanes have been installed from the Woodford – Poynton boundary, just prior to Walnut Tree Farm, to just beyond the Bramhall Oil Terminal access road on Chester Road. These will remain in place until autumn 2017 and facilitate the tie-in works for the new junction.
Residential access will be maintained throughout but residents are requested not to park outside their property as the road space will be tight.
Bramhall Lane South
Solutions SK, working on behalf of Stockport Council, will be undertaking drainage repairs on Bramhall Lane South, Bramhall, between the junctions with Bramley Road and Lumb Lane. These works will take place between 23rd January 2017 and 27th January 2017 and will require the use of temporary traffic signals, between the hours of 9.30am and 3.30pm only.
Poynton Relief Road
Both Cheshire East and Stockport Councils have approved the new road and the application will now be referred to the Secretary of State, who will decide whether to hold a public enquiry or to grant permission. We will report further developments as these become known.