Get involved and have your say on transport plans

Residents and businesses have until Monday 16th July to give us their views on the South East Manchester Multi-Modal Strategy.

Due to overwhelming demand from residents and businesses to have their say on plans to continue improving transport across north Cheshire, Stockport and south east Manchester, the consultation period has been extended until Monday 16th July meaning you now have more time to get involved.

Stockport and Cheshire East Councils want to make it easier for everyone to travel around the area whether by bus, car, rail, bike or foot, and have been working together to improve transport links since 2001 through the South East Manchester Multi-Modal (SEMMM) Strategy.

A lot has already been achieved, but we don’t want to stop there and are committed to continuing investing in our transport networks.

We want to make sure our work brings the most benefit for everyone so are keen to hear from residents about their transport priorities for south east Manchester. At the same time we’d like you to have your say on our updated SEMMM strategy that sets out how we plan to keep developing transport links up to 2040.

To make sure as many people as possible can get involved we’re now giving residents and businesses until Monday 16th July to give us their views either online at www.semmms.info or at one of the remaining consultation events taking place over the coming weeks.

Events are still to take place are in:

  • New Mills - Monday 25th June at Springbank Arts Centre, 4pm - 7:30pm
  • High Lane - Thursday 28th June at High Lane Village Hall, 3pm - 8pm

Whilst each of the projects identified is seen as important, this consultation does not give a green light for work to begin on any of them. Each project will be subject to its own full consultation as it progresses and business cases are developed.

Councillor Kate Butler, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration, said: "We have ambitious plans for Stockport and we need a transport network which supports our economy, makes it easier for residents and commuters to travel and is kind to the environment. This strategy addresses all of our current challenges, including congested roads and the need for improved public transport connections and cycling networks. Make sure to have your say on these plans and help shape our transport priorities for Stockport and the region."

Councillor Don Stockton, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for environment, said: “Cheshire East residents living in the north of the borough will be well aware of the pressures on roads in and out of the Greater Manchester conurbation.

“Extending the consultation will give our residents a further opportunity to contribute to the conversation and influence the decision makers looking at how best to resolve some of the travel issues we are faced with today.

“Further events are planned for Wilmslow and other venues in south Manchester, Stockport and New Mills in Derbyshire and Cheshire East residents are invited to attend any of these and urged to do so.”

To find out more about the consultation and have your say visit www.semmms.info