Cheadle Towns Fund Consultation

Closed 27 Nov 2020

Opened 6 Nov 2020

Feedback updated 3 Jun 2021

We asked

We asked for your thoughts on a proposed cycle route, a school streets pilot, a village 'parklet' and councillor lane improvements.

You said

The consultation asked for feedback on the proposed introduction of a new cycle track linking Whitegates Road to Ashfield Road and Massie Street car park. There was a total of 25 respondents of which 69% agreed.

Feedback was sought for a 'school street' pilot on Ashfield Crescent for Cheadle Primary School which would prevent motor vehicles using the road between school drop off/pick up times. There was a total of 26 respondents of which 69% agreed.

The consultation also asked for feedback on a proposed new 'parklet' to provide an attractive place to sit and parking for cycles on/ near to Cheadle high street. From the 26 respondents, 63% agreed.

Furthermore, the consultation asked for opinions on improvements to the appearance of the shopping parade, including new trees, cycle parking and seating. From the 29 respondents, 66% agreed with the recommendations.

We did

After consideration from the feedback received from the consultation, we have begun to progress the Ashfield Road Segregated Cycle route.

The overall positive feedback from the 'school street' pilot means that we have begun detailed designs for construction.

In response to the feedback received for the 'parklet' we are undergoing further assessment into the feasibility of an alternative position on the high street, to ensure the safest location.

The overall positive support for the Lane Improvements has meant that the proposal has been taken forward for detailed design and construction. Two bollards have been added to the proposal to prevent footway parking on the eastern side of York Close.

Overview

In November 2019 the Government launched the £3.6 billion Towns Fund prospectus and announced that 101 towns across the country had been selected for support. Cheadle was included in this selection and the Cheadle Towns Fund Board, with members drawn from Stockport Council, local businesses and community groups, Transport for Greater Manchester and local MP Mary Robinson, was established to oversee the development and submission of a Town Investment Plan of up to £25 million for Cheadle.

The strategic objectives of the Investment Plan are to improve connectivity within and to Cheadle, support clean growth, and support enterprise on the high street. More information can be found at https://www.stockport.gov.uk/cheadle-town-fund.

In July 2020 the Government announced that £500k of Accelerated Towns Funding was also available to Cheadle, in addition to the main fund. A package of projects has been approved by the Board in principle and are now being developed in detail for delivery as part of these advanced works, by March 2021. These include:

  1. Ashfield Road Cycle Route  - A new cycle track linking Whitegates Road to Ashfield Road and Massie Street car park.   
  2. School Streets Pilot - Closure of Ashfield Crescent to motorised vehicles during school drop off/pick up times at Cheadle Primary School.                                                               
  3.  Cheadle Village Parklet - A new “parklet” to provide an attractive place to sit and parking for cycles on/near to Cheadle high street.                                                                                     
  4. Community High Street Information Hub - An interactive screen on/near to the high street to provide community information messages.                                                                         
  5. Councillor Lane Improvements  - Improvements to the appearance of the shopping parade, including new trees, cycle parking and seating. Measures to prevent motorists from contravening the one way system.                                                
  6. Abney Hall Park Wildlife Improvements - Wildlife and ecological improvements to the ponds within the park.                
  7. Diamond Jubilee Park Improvements - Flood mitigation, path improvements, new fitness equipment and a Learn to Ride Area.                                                                                                
  8. Practice cycle track – Located in Diamond Jubilee Park or Abney Hall Park.

Each of the 8 proposals listed above will be developed further over the coming months. Not all will be consulted upon prior to implementation.

 

Contact Details

More information about Cheadle Towns Fund is available online at www.stockport.gov.uk/cheadle-town-fund. If you have any questions about the proposals or require the consultation materials in an alternative format, please do not hesitate to contact the team on 0161 474 2299 or at walkcycle@stockport.gov.uk