A Plan For Stockport, By Stockport

Closed 30 Sep 2021

Opened 3 Aug 2021

Overview

One Stockport Local Plan

2021 – 2038

What is a Local Plan?

A Local Plan sets out the vision for future development in the borough. Local Plans are used to help decide on planning applications and other planning related decisions. It's a guide to what can be built where, known as a land use plan.

We're required to produce a Local Plan by the end of 2023. It will be used to assess planning applications for new developments in Stockport over the next 15 years. It will help to deliver the vision that partners, stakeholders and residents set out in the One Stockport Borough Plan.

Under the One Heart, One Home, One Future framework, the Borough Plan clearly sets out a collective vision for Stockport in which:

  • the people of Stockport and the communities in which they live are at the heart of Stockport
  • Stockport is a great place to live, where no one is left behind
  • Stockport is growing, creating and delivering a thriving future

The Local Plan will run until 2038 and will:

  • Make sure that Stockport has the right land, the right homes and the right infrastructure in the right places, for current and future generations
  • Address the key issues facing the borough such as the climate emergency and some of the impacts of covid-19.
  • Identify those places and sites where change and development can best be accommodated, and make sure we get the right development in the right places.
  • The Local Plan must be shaped by national legislation and wider policy. But we can make sure that it is the right plan for Stockport and that it reflects what our communities think is most important.

 

The Local Plan must be shaped by national legislation and wider policy but we can make sure that it reflects what our communities think is most important.

The Stockport Local Plan will be informed and shaped by:

  • The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) - Planning Practice Guidance
  • The One Stockport Borough Plan and associated partnership delivery plans
  • Neighbourhood Plans