Woodford Aerodrome Latest
Harrow Estates have produced a series of updates describing how the demolition and regeneration work is proceeding . More details lower down the page here.
Cheshire East Local Plan – Revised Local Plan Strategy Consultation
Cheshire East Council’s (CEC) Local Plan has major implications for Woodford. It would leave Woodford surrounded by some 5,000 new homes within two miles of Woodford Church. This includes the already planned 920 homes to be built on the ex-BAe Woodford aerodrome site. The developments will result in massive incursions into the Green Belt in Poynton and Handforth.
This map shows the extent of the proposals:
Red sites, 1, 2 and 3 are the sites CEC proposes for development for 1,950 dwellings. Yellow sites 4, 5 and 6 are CEC proposed safeguarded land for future development, which could result in a further 1,350 dwellings (at 30 per hectare). Sites 7, 9 and 10 are approved and building is in progress: 145 homes in Woodford, 175 homes, plus a 108 unit Care Village in Handforth and 204 homes in Wilmslow. Site 8 is owned by Harrow Estates and the subject of an outline planning application for a further 775 homes and a 100 unit Care Home. In addition, there will no doubt be further plans for housing on the MOD site, within site 1 next to Total Fitness, scheduled for closure and redevelopment in 2022.
More details, including a larger scale map may be downloaded here.
The Consultation ended on 19th April 2016 but the CEC revised local plan and comments submitted can still be seen by clicking here and scrolling down to ‘Read document and view comments’.
Specific responses submitted by Woodford Neighbourhood Forum, Cheadle MP Mary Robinson, local ward councillors and SMBC can be found on the links below. It is disappointing to see that the response submitted by SMBC differs markedly from the views of Woodford residents and indeed of our elected councillors, particularly with regard to justification for removal of land from Green Belt.
Woodford Neighbourhood Forum’s response
Local councillors’ response (Brian Bagnall, Mike Hurleston and John McGahan)
MP Mary Robinson’s response
Woodford Aerodrome Latest
Demolition and Regeneration
Work is continuing on the demolition of buildings on the site. Harrow Estates have produced a series of Updates describing how the work is proceeding and providing contact details for representatives of the contractor, Forshaw Demolition, and of Harrow Estates, to whom any concerns may be addressed. The latest Report – Woodford Update 04 is now available - Click here to read it (*PDF)
Previous Updates may be accessed by clicking on the appropriate report:
Woodford Update 01
Woodford Update 02
Woodford Update 03
WCC representatives are having regular meetings with personnel on site and will follow up any outstanding concerns.
Avro Heritage Museum
The Avro Heritage Museum on the site is now open to the public. For further information, click here.
* You may need Adobe Reader to view the report.
Roadworks in Woodford
Redrow Site, Chester Road, Woodford
The Chester Road entrance works to the Redrow site are nearing completion. It will, however, be necessary to implement overnight closures within the extent of the works to allow carriageway surfacing, other treatments and road markings to be carried out on Chester Road between properties 443 and417.
This work will take place overnight from the 16th to 24th June 2016 from 7.00 pm to 5.30 am. (NB: There will be no closure on the Saturday and Sunday).
The Council and Contractors are aware of the potential for works to generate noise and vibration and assure residents that such elements of the work will take place between 7.00 pm and 11.00 pm in order to seek to minimize noise and disruption.
Whilst a road closure will be in operation at these times, pedestrian access will be maintained and vehicle access will be enabled for residents and businesses within/adjacent to the works corridor.
The fully signed diversion route will be via Woodford Road/Jenny Lane/Hall Moss Lane/Moor Lane and vice versa.
A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road (A6MARR) – Update
For the latest information on Traffic Management for the A6MARR project click here.
Poynton Relief Road
For information about the proposed Poynton Relief Road, click here.
Airport Run & Family Fun
Manchester Airport colleagues are organising an ‘Airport Run & Family Fun’ day on Sunday 8th May 2016, in aid of CLIC Sargent and Medcare.
The run will be approximately 5k and will kick off after registration is complete (full timings to follow in a confirmation email) on Sunday 8th May 2016. It is aimed at people of all ages and levels, ranging from more advanced runners to walkers, family fun-runners and aviation enthusiasts.
For full details click here.