Consultation launched on Marple Neighbourhood Plan

The Marple Neighbourhood Forum has prepared a Neighbourhood Plan for Marple and the council is now seeking views on its content

The Plan sets out planning policies that, once adopted, will help guide development in Marple until 2038.

Neighbourhood planning was introduced with the Localism Act in 2011.

Since then, communities across the country have taken up the opportunity to prepare Neighbourhood Plans.

These plans enable communities to put in place a vision for future local development.

The Marple Neighbourhood Forum has now officially submitted its Plan and supporting documents to Stockport Council. In accordance with the relevant legal requirements, the council is responsible for conducting the formal public consultation on behalf of the Forum.

After the consultation period has ended, all responses will be considered. The Plan will then be subject to an Independent Examination and, if successful, will be brought forward for a referendum. It is anticipated that the referendum will take place later this year.

The public consultation invites comments on all policies in the Plan.

The Marple Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents can be viewed online.

The Plan can be viewed in person at the Civic Complex, the One Stockport Hub, Marple Library and High Lane Library during staffed hours.

Responses can be made online, by post or by email. More information can be found on the consultation portal.

All responses must be received before 23:59pm on 26 March 2023.