New Cheadle Railway Station & Walking and Cycling Routes Consultation

Closed 7 Nov 2021

Opened 20 Oct 2021

Overview

In November 2019 Cheadle was selected to put forward proposals under the Government’s Towns Fund initiative. A Town Board was established to put together a Town Investment Plan for Cheadle with the aim of promoting long term economic growth. The Board comprises representatives from local business and community groups, the local MP, Stockport Council (Councillors and O­fficers) and Transport for Greater Manchester.

During 2020, the Cheadle Towns Fund Board (CTFB) held an extensive consultation where the public and businesses were asked about the issues facing Cheadle and how the area could best be improved. This showed strong support for sustainable travel, better connectivity and measures to tackle congestion. 76% of respondents suggested that accessibility to the wider rail network should be a priority, and specifically, that a new railway station should be provided. Tra­ffic movement/management, new or improved retail space and improved cycle ways and facilities were also in the top 4 areas for improvement.

£13.9m was awarded earlier this year, for the development of a new railway station for Cheadle, walking and cycling proposals to improve connectivity to Cheadle High Street/the new station, and a low carbon Eco Business Park to boost job opportunities locally. In addition, some funding was made available in advance for the delivery of a package of schemes which provided a pedestrian and cycle link on Ashfield Road (currently under construction), a new parklet on Cheadle High Street and improvements for Councillor Lane (both now completed). A package of improvements to Diamond Jubilee Park is also nearing completion.

The Council, on behalf of CTFB, would like to hear your views on the new railway station and the walking and cycling proposals. We want the investment to be focused on infrastructure that will meet the needs of and provide the greatest benefits for Cheadle’s community and economy.

The consultation is running until 7th November 2021.

Details of the proposals and your views are invited over the following pages. We are also hosting drop-in events:

  • Sat 23rd Oct, 10am-12 noon, Cheadle Library (Ashfield Road, SK8 1BB)
  • Thurs 4th Nov, 2.30pm - 6.30pm, Cheadle Village Hall (1 Brook Road, SK8 1PQ)

If you require any of the detailed plans or response form in an alternative format such as a hard copy, or want to discuss the above please contact the team on 0161 217 6043 or by email at cheadletownsfund@stockport.gov.uk.

The proposals are co-ordinated with both existing routes and proposed schemes within the area that link to the wider walking and cycling network. Up to date information about schemes across the Borough is provided at www.stockport.gov.uk/current-proposals.

For future updates and to find out more about the Cheadle Towns Fund visit www.stockport.gov.uk/cheadle-towns-fund

Please note, we will not reply to all individuals but will collate, analyse and consider all responses received and the feedback from the consultation will be used as part of the decision making process prior to the implementation of any scheme.