Shape the future of Stockport

Our vision sees us all working together to develop a Borough which is inclusive, caring, enterprising and full of ambition.

Through working together and supporting each other we can create a Borough which gives everyone a voice and an opportunity to celebrate its differences and where unique experiences can be shared. 

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Open Activities and Consultations

  • Massie Street Cycle Cut Through

    Stockport Council is consulting on a proposal to provide a segregated cycle route between Ashfield Crescent and Massie Street car park in Cheadle. A number of Cheadle Towns Fund schemes which included a route for cyclists utilising the quiet roads of Brookfield Road, Oak Road,...

    Closes 6 October 2023

  • ATF4 Sandringham Road Footpath Widening

    Stockport Council have successfully bid for funding from Active Travel England to progress the design and implementation of providing and improving an existing pedestrian route which travels between Ladybridge Road, along Ladybrook Valley to meet with Bramhall Park Road and upgrade this for access...

    Closes 6 October 2023

  • Marple Active Community Hub & Marple Area Transport

    This online response form asks for your opinions on the Marple Community Hub & Marple Area Cycling & Walking proposals. Marple Community Hub Stockport Council has secured £20m worth of Capital Levelling Up funding towards the Marple Active Communities Hub and we are asking...

    Closes 9 October 2023

  • Draft Stockport Education Contributions SPD

    Consultation on our draft Education Contributions Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) We have a statutory duty to ensure there are sufficient school places within the borough to meet the population's educational needs. The development of new homes can increase the need for additional...

    Closes 25 October 2023

  • Draft Stockport Education Contributions SPD

    Consultation on our draft Education Contributions Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) We have a statutory duty to ensure there are sufficient school places within the borough to meet the population's educational needs. The development of new homes can increase the need for additional...

    Closes 25 October 2023

Closed Activities and Consultations

  • Stockport Town of Culture Public Engagement

    Stockport has been selected to be Greater Manchester Town of Culture for 2023. We are currently designing the detailed programme and want it to provide opportunities for everyone in Stockport to be active and creative. We particularly want activities to celebrate the people, places and stories of...

    Closed 31 August 2023

  • TFGM Business Travel Survey

    Greater Manchester is working towards an ambitious target for becoming carbon neutral by 2038, and transport plays a significant role in reaching this. Greater Manchester’s transport and travel priorities aim to provide an environmentally sustainable network which is accessible, affordable and easy...

    Closed 11 August 2023

  • Bus Pinch Points: Dialstone Lane Proposed Highway Improvements

    We have drafted highways proposals for Dialstone Lane between Buxton Road (A6) and no. 245 Dialstone Lane (north of Dial Park Road) which aim to support sustainable travel choices and improve safety whilst maintaining and managing the performance of our existing transport network. This...

    Closed 9 August 2023

  • Tell us what you think about Health and Social Care in Stockport

    We want to hear your views to help shape the joint ONE Health and Care Plan for the people of Stockport. This plan is about what we can all do to be healthier and have the care and support we need now and in the future. It builds on the work already being done across different organisations...

    Closed 4 August 2023


    PERINATAL FEEDBACK SURVEY – DADS /BIRTH PARTNERS The Perinatal period is the period of time from pregnancy & up to a year after giving birth. Taking part will help us improve the support dads/birth partners receive in the perinatal period in Stockport. We are...

    Closed 31 July 2023

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We asked

We sought your views on the School Street trial at St Thomas’s CofE Primary School in Heaton Chapel around: whether or not it should continue as a permanent scheme; views on how it operated; and what changes respondents would like to see if it became permanent.


You said

There were a total of 265 responses.  119 parents/guardians indicated that they would like the scheme to continue unchanged with 10 responding that they would not.  19 residents who were permit holders (not parents/guardians) indicated that they would like the scheme to continue unchanged, with 3 seeking changes and 13 against its continuation.  Of residents in the wider neighbourhood, 61 respondents indicated that they would be happy to see the School Street continue, 6 sought changes and 20 were against.

The key suggestions arising from the consultation were:

  • Additional traffic management measures and signage
  • Additional enforcement
  • More road safety training for children
  • Addressing antisocial and dangerous driving and parking by parents
  • Alternative car parking
  • Clarification of the role of marshals

We did

The consultation comments and analysis have been shared with the Ward Councillors who have agreed that the scheme should continue.  Changes suggested will be explored further and may be progressed should funding become available. 

We asked

  • We asked for your views on whether we should replace the 6-month Expedited Public Spaces Protection Order (E-PSPO), which was due to expire in May 2023, with a 3-year Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO).
  • The council has duties to protect the health and safety of its staff, as well as to promote the health and wellbeing of residents, including those who are seeking vaccination against COVID-19.
  • We consulted on these proposals to explore resident views on whether the proposed PSPO would achieve this without unduly weakening the right to peaceful protest.

You said

This consultation had 17 responses. 88.2% of respondents were in favour of the introducing the 3-year PSPO.

Those who agreed with the proposal stated protestors were intimidating and aggressive to staff. Further comments were made regarding the effect on the wider public, including  “One Stockport Hub is a family friendly environment and the aggressive nature of the protests deterred residents from visiting, both for vaccinations and to use the space with their families”, and another saying that the E-PSPO “was very effective in minimising distress to staff and members of the public.” 

The respondents who were both for and against the proposal commented on the right to peaceful protest, and safeguarding staff against intimidation.

Those who did not agree with the proposal questioned whether it was needed for a further three years, given that the intimidating and aggressive behaviour outside the clinics  is vastly reduced.

We did

  • On 2 May 2023, the Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care considered the responses to this consultation, together with the previous consultation on the E-PSPO.
  • The Cabinet Member decided to end the E-PSPO and replace it with a three-year Public Spaces Protection Order.
  • This PSPO was issued on 22 May 2023, and can be found at

We asked

We asked for the views of Hawk Green residents who live adjacent to the village green on a proposal to install a picnic bench and memorial plaque as part of the Council’s COVID Community Commemoration Fund project. Preferences between three possible locations for the bench were sought, with the option also to reject the proposal.

You said

A total of 44 responses were received.

27 respondents (61%) rejected the proposal and 17 (39%) were in favour.

Reasons given 

In the main, the objections submitted related to the potential for an increase in anti-social behaviour and litter on the green and an increase in local traffic congestion.

Preferred location

Of those in favour of the installation (17):

  • 10 (59%) opted for the location adjacent to Hawk Green Road, near The Crown public house
  • 4 (24%) for the location to the west of the existing play area 
  • 3 (18%) for the location to the north of the play area

We did

In response to the feedback received, a picnic table will not be installed. Instead, a planter and plaque will be installed.

In line with your feedback the planter will be located adjacent to Hawk Green Road, near The Crown public house.

Find out more

For information about Stockport you can visit the Stockport Council website.

To have your say on Greater Manchester-wide initiaves you can visit the GMCA consultation site.