The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF), a plan which will determine where housing development can take place across Greater Manchesters 10 Boroughs between now and 2035 has now been published. This plan was started in 2012 and was overseen by former Stockport Council Lib Dem Leader Cllr Sue Derbyshire as the Greater Manchester lead on Housing and Planning. It opens for public consultation on 31st October 2016.
The plan shows a plan to build 4,000 homes on green belt land between High Lane and Marple. (See map below) These proposals, if approved, will have a massive impact in our area. We understand that land already in use (brownfield sites) is planned to be used first, however we know that this will not meet the anticipated needs.
There is a balance to be struck between creating new homes for our children and grandchildren to live in and protecting our Green Space. We all recognise houses need to be built and undoubtedly some will be needed on green belt land. However, the numbers, the methodology, the logic of the location and the mass development on green belt land which doubles the size of a village which makes it a suburb of Stockport are questionable.
A public meeting has been planned by your Marple South Councillors, Cllr Blair and Cllr Dowse on Saturday 12th Nov 2016, in High Lane Village Hall at 1.30pm.
The GMSF Plan is open for consultation and we encourage you to have your say on these proposals by visiting http://gmsf-consult.objective.co.uk/portal.
If you have questions or comments, please post here and we can provide as much detail as we can.
Come along to William Wragg MPs Senior Citizens Fair from 11am - 3pm on Friday 21st October at Marple Senior Citizens Hall.
A residents parking scheme on lower Church Lane has been talked about for many years but so far without success. That was until a recent Marple Area Committee, where a Residents Parking scheme for Lower Church Lane was finally approved.
This was a result of hard work and persistence by the residents and your local Conservative Councillors, Kenny Blair and Tom Dowse.
Cllr Blair said “Residents contacted me early last year regarding the problem and I have been working with Council officers ever since to get a resolution. The majority of residents support this and I know that previous Councillors had made promises 3 or 4 years ago that a residents parking scheme would be implemented. I am happy that myself and Cllr Dowse have gone one step further and actually delivered this.”
Cllr Dowse commented, “We recognise there is still work to be done on this road, but we will continue to work with residents to improve the area they live in, where we can.”