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Brownfield First

1. Overview

Stockport Council has a clear ambition to continue to support and promote a ‘Brownfield First’ approach to new development in the borough placing an increased emphasis on the importance of delivery.

The Council has a successful record over the last 15 years of ensuring that upwards of 90% of new development has been delivered on brownfield sites. However, as land is a finite resource, many of the more straightforward sites to progress have already come forward for development.

In order to minimise the pressure for development on greenfield sites and in the Green Belt, the Council is determined to identify all existing brownfield sites (including buildings) in order to explore and optimise their potential for development before considering greenfield sites/Green Belt.

To help the Council do that, it is asking people to tell us about brownfield sites they think could be redeveloped for housing.