Woodley to Bredbury Park Way Sustainable Travel Scheme

Closed 23 Oct 2022

Opened 30 Sep 2022


We have drafted proposals for active travel enhancements in Woodley and connecting to Bredbury Park Way which aim to support sustainable travel choices and improve safety whilst maintaining and managing the performance of our existing transport network.

This proposed scheme would be paid for by the Government’s City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) fund. This is a national investment fund for local transport networks, and aims to improve access for local businesses and organisations and help residents get to amenities in their communities.

The proposals include:

  • Improvements to existing paths between Mill Lane / Stockport Road East and Bredbury Park Way to make them better for walking and cycling, including for trips to work at Bredbury Park Industrial Estate.
  • A new walking and cycling connection between Rodney Drive and the existing footpath at its western end, through the existing fence at the end of Rodney Drive to allow pedestrian and cyclists access to the path without going over the narrow Mill Lane Railway Bridge.
  • Amendments at the Mill Lane / Rodney Drive junction to improve the general layout and make it more pedestrian friendly.
  • Improved walking and cycling links near Woodley precinct including conversion of the existing Puffin pedestrian crossing on Hyde Road to a Toucan (pedestrian and cyclist) crossing to improve cycle access to the shops and Health Centre.
  • Changes to the Mill Lane (West) / Hyde Road junction (nearest George Lane) including a proposed road closure to prevent motor vehicle access to Mill Lane (west)), this will allow Mill Lane (west) to become part of a two way cycle route. Motor vehicle access to Mill Lane (west) would be maintained as a cul-de-sac from the northern end (Rodney Drive) with a new turning head provided near Hyde Road.
  • No changes for traffic operation are proposed at the main Mill Lane / Hyde Road junction between the Civic Hall and Woodley Arms.

We would like to hear your views on the proposals, and specifically to what extent you agree or disagree with them.

Please view the proposals and provide your feedback via the link at the bottom of this page. The consultation is running until 23rd October.

We also invite you to join us at our drop-in event to view and discuss the proposals:

  • Tuesday 18th October, 3-8pm, Woodley Civic Hall (Hyde Road, Woodley, SK6 1QG).


  • Tuesday 11th October, 5-9pm, Stockport Lads Club (Hempshaw Lane, SK1 4NT).
  • Wednesday 12th October, 4-7pm, St Thomas’ CE Primary School (Wellington Road North, Heaton Chapel, SK4 4QG).

All responses to this consultation will be considered as part of the scheme development process prior to any implementation. Due to the anticipated volume of responses, please be aware we will not be able to enter detailed correspondence with individuals about points raised.

Delivery of the scheme is subject to approval and funding being agreed by the Government’s City Regional Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) scheme. If approved and awarded funding, the scheme would be delivered in phases from 2023.

For future updates on this scheme and to find out more about active travel across Stockport, visit www.stockport.gov.uk/topic/cycling-and-walking-in-stockport.

If you would like hard copy information and/or response forms, or to discuss any of the above, please contact the team by phone on 0161 217 6043 or email at walkcycle@stockport.gov.uk.



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