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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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Stepping Hill Overwhelmed Before New Homes

by jontwigge on 8 January, 2017

On New Year’s Eve Stepping Hill Hospital posted to their official Twitter account warning people to stay away except for absolute emergencies.   At one point on New Year’s Eve there were 68 people waiting to be seen in the A&E department with people who were not critically ill having to wait many hours.  More typically […]

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There is still time to give your feedback on the controversial Greater Manchester Spatial plans, which include 4000 new homes in High Lane, – following a meeting of Greater Manchester leaders, a decision was made to extend the deadline for public consultation on the draft version of it and the closing date for comments is now […]

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Plans to Save Greenbelt Blocked by Council

by jontwigge on 3 December, 2016

In a dramatic Stockport Council meeting former Liberal Democrat MP Mark Hunter led the chamber into a vote on plans to save Stockport’s greenbelt. The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF), currently up for public consultation, allocates greenbelt for 4000 new homes on our doorstep in High Lane. The A6 through Hazel Grove and High Lane […]

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Have Your Say: Help Make Greater Manchester Greater

by jontwigge on 21 November, 2016

  A consultation has begun to ask for views to help shape the strategy for Greater Manchester for the next 20 years. Participants will be able to give wide-ranging, general views on how they want to see Greater Manchester progress or discuss specific topics that matter to them. There will also be eight questions discussing […]

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Permission for Royal Oak redevelopment granted

by paulankers on 14 November, 2016

Planning permission for the redevelopment of the Royal Oak has been granted. More information can be seen on the Stockport Council website. Full planning application for the demolition of the former public house and erection of 10 dwellings with associated car parking and landscaping at the Royal Oak public house, Commercial Road, Stockport Local Campaigner […]

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Have Your Say on Building on the Greenbelt

by jontwigge on 1 November, 2016

The eight week consultation on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework – the proposals on where we are going to build hundreds of thousands of new homes across GM over the next 20 years – opens on Monday 31st October 2016. Please make sure you have your say. The consultation should appear here on Monday 31st […]

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