Draft Stockport Education Contributions SPD

Closed 25 Oct 2023

Opened 13 Sep 2023


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 school places. Where new developments create an unacceptable impact on local schools, we’re proposing to seek financial contributions that will help to fund new educational facilities. The draft Education Contributions SPD provides guidance on how and when we’ll seek developer contributions to support education. 

The draft SPD has been subject to a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and a Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA) screening. This screening concludes that a further assessment is not necessary. An Equalities Impact Assessment (EqIA) has also been published and this concludes that the draft SPD will not have a significant adverse impact on people sharing any of the characteristics protected under the Equality Act 2010. These screening assessments also form part of the consultation. 

The consultation on the draft SPD will run from Wednesday 13 September 2023 to Wednesday 11:59pm on 25 October 2023.


How to access the consultation documents


You can read the draft SPD in full and provide your comments here on Citizen Space, using the 'online survey' link below.

You can also download a PDF versions of the consultation documents using the link below.

Printed copies

You can read a printed copy of the draft SPD and related documents at:

Stockport Council Main Reception, Stopford House, Piccadilly, Stockport, SK1 3XE

The document will be available here on:

  • Monday to Thursday from 8:30am to 5pm
  • Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm

Printed copies of the draft SPD are also available at all libraries across Stockport. To find out more about the locations and opening times of all Stockport libraries, visit our libraries opening times webpage

How to submit your comments

There are 3 different ways you can submit your comments.

  1. Use our online consultation portal

You can read the draft SPD and submit your comments here on Citizen Space.

  1. Send us your comments by email

You can also submit your comments by email to: planning.policy@stockport.gov.uk

  1. Send us your comments by post

You can send your comments to: 

Planning Policy, Stockport Council, Stopford House, Piccadilly, SK1 3XE

Additional information

For more information on the consultation, please contact the Planning Policy team by phone on 07815 014590 or email at planning.policy@stockport.gov.uk 

The following documents are also available to view as PDFs at the bottom of this page: 

  • Draft Education Contributions Supplementary Planning Document SPD
  • The Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitats Regulations Assessment: Screening Assessment 
  • Equalities Impact Assessment 

The PDFs are not currently in an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version in a more accessible format, please email planning.policy@stockport.gov.uk. 


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