The seven major developments in Stockport by 2037
Bredbury Park extension: 90sq m employment space
This site, which also featured in the 2016 strategy, is a major economic priority for Stockport council.
As previously, it proposes a 90sq m expansion of the Bredbury Park industrial estate, east and up the River Tame.
Its footprint appears to be the same as in the plan issued two years ago.
The main vehicle access would be via Bredbury Parkway, it says, with attention given to any traffic impact on Ashton Road and at Junction 25 of the M60.
However, the scheme may generate opposition from neighbouring Denton and Reddish MP Andrew Gwynne, who objected to the first plan - mostly on traffic grounds.
However, the report states the site provides a ‘rare but significant’ opportunity for Stockport to deliver the type of employment units that are currently lacking.
This is a new allocation of housing on green space behind the former Offerton High School.
The paper does not state how many properties the site will deliver, but they will stretch across the old playing fields and green space around the Dialstone sports centre.
The development will provide 40pc ‘affordable’ housing with access from the Fairway and Curzon Road and junction improvements and traffic calming measures included.
The plan does not say whether the housing would take up all of the green space, simply drawing a line around everything between the tree-line and the edge of Offerton.
However, the report states there are plans to provide additional special educational needs places in a new building, on the site, by extending existing school.
Gravel Bank Road/ Unity Mill
This new 250-home development in the curve of the canal north west of Woodley would see new housing built on open green space, along with the conversion of the derelict Unity Mill.
The mill itself would become apartments, while a ‘broad mix’ of housing types - 30pc of it affordable - would be built on the fields to its south east, currently accessed from Gravel Bank Road. A ‘visually attractive’ environment would be ensured through good design and layout, it says, taking account of the nearby heritage landmarks.
This is another strategic site that town hall bosses had originally earmarked to house 2,000 homes - but the number has been scaled back to 850.
Once built, it would deliver 30pc ‘affordable’ homes in the area.
The reduced footprint now takes up open green space behind Heald Green village hall which was not included in the last plan - with a spur of development running around Outwood Farm to the north and east. However, local primary schools will need to be expanded to meet the increase in demand for places - a secondary school may also be required.
A hugely controversial development could have seen 4,000 homes built on green fields around the village of High Lane, in the south of the borough.
However, the scheme has been massively scaled back with 500 properties planned for the site - and, possibly, a new train station.
The report also says that bus and cycle routes in the area are to be considered.
The previous plans were met with opposition from local MP Will Wragg angered about how the development would impact the congested surrounding roads.
Its new footprint has been cut back to no longer run either side of Windlehurst Road and does not stretch as far north, either.
However, a new swathe of land - south of the A6, bounded by Middlewood Road to the east - has been added in.
Around 30pc of the homes would be ‘affordable,’ according to the plan, including older people’s housing and custom-build.
Hyde Bank Meadows
Plans to deliver 250 new homes on green space neighbouring Cherry Tree in Romiley - including Tangshutt Fields - have been tabled.
Bordered by the railway line to the south, the development would be accessed off Gotherage Lane, according to the plan, along with ‘comprehensive traffic calming’ on the Cherry Tree estate.
Around 30pc of the homes would be ‘affordable.’
This huge green belt site off the Handforth bypass was another proposal to spark controversy in 2016 and has, again, been considerably scaled back.
Originally earmarked for 3,700 homes, the footprint no longer stretches as far north, now more or less stopping at Wilmslow Road’s junction with Sydall Avenue - meaning development is no longer proposed for the green space behind those residential streets.
The site no longer expands across to the other side of the bypass, either, having previously taken up a large patch of green fields north east of St James’s RC High, next to Smithy Green.
Under the latest plans, 30pc of the new homes would be affordable, with a new ‘transport hub’ proposed for its heart - around which ‘higher density’ housing would be built.
Enough land would be left over to ensure the ‘retention and improvement’ of the used by the adjacent Seashell Trust school, it adds.