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Welcome to the Woodford Community Council Website


Woodford is a small village situated to the south of Stockport on the Cheshire border resting within beautiful open countryside.


Woodford Community Council gives residents a voice on matters affecting their community and liaises with Stockport MBC and other statutory bodies as required. It is run entirely by volunteers, financed by donations and governed by a written Constitution.


Latest News




The GMSF deadline is getting closer


Here is what YOU can do to save our Green Belt:


Submit your comments/objections to the GMSF proposals online, by email or by post.

Comments MUST be received by Friday, 23rd December 2016.

Online: http://gmsf-consult.objective.co.uk/portal (you will need to register on the GMSF portal first to obtain a log-in ID, which will be sent to you by email.)
By email: GMSF@agma.gov.uk
By post: Greater Manchester Integrated Support Team, PO Box 532, Town Hall, Manchester, M60 2LA.

For a list of some of the points you might like to use click here.


In addition, sign the online petition, set up by Cheadle MP Mary Robinson, to show your support for the protection of our Green Belt:  www.maryrobinsonmp.wixsite.com/protectthegreenbelt


Don’t leave it to your neighbour, take action – submit your comments NOW.


Please send copies of your comments to MP Mary Robinson and our local councillors:


         Mary Robinson MP mary.robinson.mp@parliament.uk
         Cllr Brian Bagnall  cllr.brian.bagnall@stockport.gov.uk
         Cllr John McGahan cllr.john.mcgahan@stockport.gov.uk
         Cllr Mike Hurleston cllr.mike.hurleston@stockport.gov.uk



Proposals rip the green heart out of Woodford


Details emerged on 20th October of plans to take 238 hectares (nearly 600 acres) of Green Belt out of the heart of Woodford to make way for 2,400 new homes. The area to be removed from Green Belt is shown in pink in the map below. It is a large area on either side of Chester Road, bounded by Old Hall Lane, the Aerodrome and Bridle Road in the south and by Church Lane, Moor Lane, Jenny Lane and Woodford Road in the north.


Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) – Woodford Opportunity Area shown in pink.


GMSF and CEC proposed development around Woodford Map


NB Click here to open a full size version of the map.


This is part of a new joint plan for the whole of Greater Manchester (Greater Manchester Spatial Framework), which proposes to take large areas of land out of Green Belt across Greater Manchester to make way for new homes plus commercial development and the infrastructure to support it. The draft plan has been devised by council executives and officers representing each of the 10 boroughs in Greater Manchester. It has been two years in the making and there have been two rounds of informal consultation, but elected councillors and MPs have only recently seen the details of the draft plan. The combined authority leaders reviewed the draft plan on 28th October and voted in favour of proceeding to consultation on the proposal from 31st October to 23rd December.


The proposals will remove large areas of land from Green Belt in neighbouring communities in Greater Manchester as well. The following map illustrates the potential cumulative effect of Cheshire East Council and GMSF proposals within a short radius of Woodford.


GMSF and CEC proposed development around Woodford Map

NB Click here to open a full size version of the map.


Further information and the draft GMSF document can be found via the GMSF website, https://www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/info/20081/draft_plan. Click on the link to the documents, then on Draft GMSF October 2016 Consultation in the table and then Read and Comment on Document. Information relating specifically to Woodford can be found in Section 28 Allocations, Subsection 28.8 Other Allocations and finally 28.8.20 Woodford. Paper copies can be viewed at Stockport Town Hall and Bramhall Library.


Most importantly, please respond formally to this consultation between 31st October and 23rd December by one of the following routes:


Online: http://gmsf-consult.objective.co.uk/portal (you will need to register on the GMSF portal first to obtain a log in ID, which may not arrive immediately)


By email: GMSF@agma.gov.uk


By post: Greater Manchester Integrated Support Team, PO Box 532, Town Hall, Manchester,

M60 2LA.


Every comment has to be considered. The deadline is 23rd December 2016. Make sure that your views are known.


Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South Area Committee


The next meeting will be held on Thursday, 15th December 2016 at the Woodford Community Centre, Chester Road, Woodford, commencing at 6.30 pm.


Item 4 on the agenda will be an Open Forum on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework proposals. Local residents are invited to attend this meeting and participate in the discussions.


NOTE: The discussions on this item will be strictly limited to a maximum of one hour, so that the Area Committee can complete the rest of its agenda.


Click here for a copy of the full Agenda.


Prior to the meeting, there will be a drop-in session when SMBC officers will be available to engage with residents and provide more information about the proposals. This will start at 5.30 pm.


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 will be available in due course.


* You may need Adobe Reader to view PDF.


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.

Avro Heritage Museum at Woodford


For further information click here.


Roadworks in and around Woodford


A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road (A6MARR) – Update

For the latest information on Traffic Management for the project click here and select A6MARR Roadworks link from the top menu.


Road works on Chester Road between Woodford and Poynton


We have been informed that on Saturday 10th December 2016 narrow lanes will be 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.
Temporary traffic lights will be operational during installation on the 10th December between 8am and 1pm.
Residential access will be maintained throughout but residents are requested not to park outside their property as the road space will be tight.



Poynton Relief Road


SMBC has received the long-awaited planning application for the Poynton Relief Road. This is because the first section is within Stockport Borough. The application is consistent with the earlier consultation based on the ‘Green Route’. It will be a two-way single carriageway with a combined cycle and footway on the western side of the carriageway. The speed limit will be 50 mph. Some additional public rights of way will also be created. The application documents can be viewed at:



Comments had to be made in writing/email by 30th October 2016 to planning.dc@stockport.gov.uk


The junction between the relief road and the major roundabout on the A6MARR is being constructed as part of that contract. It is expected that the construction start date for the Poynton Relief Road will be July 2018, with completion by late 2019.


For further information about the proposed road click here.

Neighbourhood Policing


For latest update click here.

Reminder - Contacting the Police


The new Police non-emergency number is 101. For further details about its use click here.

Woodford Community Council e-Newsletter


The WCC newsletter will bring you the latest news about issues affecting the community and show you how you can participate in community affairs and activities. Click here.