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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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Government Fails Local Communities Again

by jontwigge on 4 October, 2018

Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham, has said that due to an unexpected announcement from the government the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) is being delayed again. The GMSF describes the number of new homes, and industrial land, required across the whole region in the coming decades. The new announcement means that the government is adjusting […]

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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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After lengthy discussion and negotiation with McCarthy and Stone, planning officers are recommending that their plan for 40 new apartments on Commercial Road at the site of the former Royal Oak should be approved. A strong argument for the plans were the need for housing generally especially given that Stockport’s housing plans are getting older […]

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Royal Oak Planning Application

by jontwigge on 7 April, 2018

It has been a long time coming but June will finally bring the McCarthy and Stone planning application for the former Royal Oak site on Commercial Road to Area Committee. Minor changes have been made to the design of the application to help meet planning officers concerns but it is not yet clear if all […]

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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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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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Have Your Say on Stockport’s New Local Plan

by paulankers on 9 September, 2017

The Council is inviting residents to join the conversation on the Stockport Local Plan, a plan for the future of the borough through to 2035. There are big challenges and opportunities facing the borough. People are concerned about housing, both in terms of numbers and where they are built. We also know that while Stockport […]

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