Archive for the ‘Housing’ Category

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  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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When the first draft of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework was published it included the call for over 12,000 new homes to be built on Greenbelt land in Stockport across the next 20 years. Understandably, many people were very concerned, especially in the areas with large allocations of homes;  locally, land around High Lane was […]

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Huge Investment Boost for Housing in Stockport

by jontwigge on 8 February, 2017

In a bid to increase affordable housing in Stockport, Stockport Homes has been allocated £10.6 million of funding from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) to contribute towards the construction of 421 affordable homes across the borough over the next five years. The funding was allocated from the HCA under its £1.28 billion Shared Ownership […]

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Cllr Jon Twigge says “The new report into the A6 to Bredbury road says that average traffic speed in Stockport can be less than ten miles an hour for much of the day. More houses means more traffic and the A6 in Hazel Grove is already bursting at the seams!” Here in Hazel Grove we […]

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