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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.




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:


Cheshire East Local Plan Map March 2016


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


SMBC response



More News


Woodford Aerodrome Latest


Main hangar under demolitionDemolition 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


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.


Poynton Relief Road


For information about the proposed Poynton Relief Road, click here.

Neighbourhood Policing


For latest update click here.


Warning - Credit card fraud is back in Woodford


Click here for details. Please be vigilant.

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.