Your views on the new plan

Macclesfield Express - - TOWN CENTRE SPECIAL REPORT -

WHAT you have been say­ing on our Face­book page about the coun­cil’s pro­pos­als:

Dave Slater: They now want to sell off the two big­gest car parks in the town! If they want to make a dif­fer­ence to Macc, then they should sort out Craven House, the old post of­fice, the Cheshire, the Old King’s Head, the list is end­less!

Lisa Lawren­son: Mac­cles­field town cen­tre is a joke. It’s an ab­so­lute dis­grace. How the coun­cil let this hap­pen and why peo­ple ob­jected to the plans is be­yond me.

Oh well I’ll just carry on shop­ping in Wilm­slow, Manch­ester and the Traf­ford Cen­tre.

Lee De­war: So the whole idea was to make Macc bet­ter, and have more re­tail­ers and a cin­ema and now it’s just leisure! So I bet we don’t get a cin­ema and the empty build­ings al­ready there will be left to rot.

Alex Op­pen­heim: Good. The plan was pre­pos­ter­ous.

John Lawren­son: Mac­cles­field town cen­tre of­fers zero to ma­jor­ity of peo­ple that live here. If your idea of a great day out in­cludes vis­it­ing a plethora of char­ity shops and bud­get dis­count stores then you’re in luck!

Ray Edge: This is ex­actly the rea­son I’m go­ing to move out of Mac­cles­field.

This is what was al­ways go­ing to hap­pen and the new plans will never hap­pen ei­ther. Let’s not kid our­selves. Un­til we have a coun­cil with real lead­ers Mac­cles­field will go nowhere.

Heather Bam­ber: I don’t see how it will help re­tail­ers. Need to con­cen­trate on empty build­ings in the town cen­tre and re­de­velop ex­ist­ing premises. Sim­ple sig­nage would be a start so peo­ple can find the Her­itage Cen­tre and Silk Mu­seum. I am al­ways show­ing cus­tomers where to go.

Rachel Tina Hawk­sey: Ev­ery­one is go­ing on about the car parks, but they are all empty so why not build on them? As for leisure then no, Mac­cles­field needs more re­tail other than char­ity shops.

Re­becca Hulme: So will this be another 10 years in the mak­ing?!?! .........yawn.

Lou Dempsey: I wouldn’t worry too much, Macc Coun­cil has been ‘plan­ning’ to re­de­velop the town cen­tre for 30 years and what have they done in that time? It’ll still look ex­actly the same in another 30 years.

Do­minique Reiter: The peo­ple that vote against re­de­vel­op­ment in Mac­cles­field are liv­ing in the pre­his­toric age and need to get a grip. Change is good, cur­rently it’s a town of char­ity shops and take­aways. Why wouldn’t any­one want to in­vest in the town to cre­ate more jobs, op­por­tu­ni­ties and a bet­ter liv­ing en­vi­ron­ment for peo­ple old and young?

Lisa Ham­mond: I am very dis­ap­pointed that it fell through and the new plans are only for leisure. Macc town cen­tre needs more of the big brand shops. Not ev­ery­one can drive or af­ford bus or train fares to get to Stock­port or Manch­ester. There is never any con­sid­er­a­tion for peo­ple who can­not drive. Bus ser­vices out of Macc are ter­ri­ble, ex­pen­sive and do not run af­ter 6pm to Stock­port.

Keith Preece: Two words....Never....hap­pen.

Mark Midge Mclough­lin: So still nowhere to buy some new box­ers. But least I can watch David Beck­ham ad­ver­tise his at the cin­ema.

Graham N Jayne Rayner: Ex­actly how much of tax pay­ers money has been wasted on the whole ridicu­lous scheme which has now been scrapped?

Joe Wolver­son: And where do you park to visit new leisure fa­cil­i­ties? Ok, the old scheme had a hideous car park, but at least they’d thought about it.

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