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GMSF Consultation

by paulankers on 30 January, 2019

The Greater Manchester Plan for the next twenty years can potentially have a big impact on the lives of villages and towns like Hazel Grove & High Lane. The headline for Hazel Grove is that not a blade of our greenbelt land will be lost and we will get improved transport with tram-train coming to […]

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Lisa Smart Writes: The Labour party have done a backroom deal to make it easier for them to push through one of the most important decisions affecting the lives of people living in the Hazel Grove constituency – that of where new homes are going to be built over the next 20 years. GMSF The […]

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GMSF Delayed Again – Less New Houses Needed?

by jontwigge on 5 July, 2018

The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) has again been delayed. The latest cause is mainly that new official population estimates show slightly slower growth than previously expected. The new date for the report to be published is October this year. What is most interesting about this is that even a relatively small reduction in demand […]

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Royal Oak Site Should Be Cleaned Up Soon

by jontwigge on 1 March, 2018

Today council officers have written to the current owners of the Royal Oak site to radically clean up the site. “We have all been trying to get this done properly for months and now the council is finally in a position to formally request a complete clean up”, said Cllr Jon Twigge.  “If the site […]

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A6 to Bredbury: Labour Decide not to Decide

by jontwigge on 19 November, 2017

Like the community, the minority ruling Labour Cabinet are split on the road from the A6 to Bredbury. Strong feelings and arguments on both sides were clear at a recent Cabinet meeting that was supposed to decide whether to proceed with applications for funding for a full business case for the road. A6 to Bredbury […]

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The Lib Dems have submitted our response to the first stage of Stockport’s Local Plan consultation. “At the heart of the Lib Dem response is a two stage approach to house-building across the next 20 years – brownfield in the first years and green belt only later, if at all. “Major changes in the UK […]

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McCarthy & Stone to Purchase Royal Oak Site

by jontwigge on 9 September, 2017

Both the current owner, who eventually got planning permission to build houses, and McCarthy & Stone have confirmed the new situation. McCarthy & Stone have acquired an interest in the Royal Oak site and will purchase it if they get planning permission for accommodation for  older people.   You may recognise the name, McCarthy & […]

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Greater Manchester Spatial Framework Update

by jontwigge on 29 August, 2017

Having received 27,000 responses to the initial consultation the Mayor of Greater Manchester and council leaders have discussed the next steps for the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF). The first consultation said a total of over 19 thousand new houses are needed in Stockport in the coming 20 years and suggested that around 4,000 be […]

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It won’t come as a surprise to many here in Hazel Grove that our retailers are experiencing some difficulties. Stockport Council is preparing a new local plan at the moment – you can find out more about this at https://www.stockport.gov.uk/localplan.  The purpose of the local plan is to make Stockport and the surrounding areas as […]

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Royal Oak Rumours and Update

by jontwigge on 4 July, 2017

There have been rumours recently that the Royal Oak on Commercial road may be up for sale again.  The current owner and developer, that has just secured planning permission for houses on the site, have now confirmed that there is substance to the rumours; they are indeed considering offers from other developers for the site. […]

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