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
Work is continuing outside the entrance to the site and two-way temporary traffic lights have been re-introduced. Drainage works and sewer diversion works are still ongoing and once completed the program for the overall contract will be reviewed. The current completion date given by George Cox is 13th July 2016, but SMBC officers will meet with the contractors and Redrow with a view to shortening the program, if possible.
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.