Have your say on measures to be installed as part of potential Active Neighbourhood Cheadle and Cheadle Heath trial

Trial could be for three months if scheme is approved by Cheadle Area Committee in September

A three-month trial of an Active Neighbourhood could take place in Cheadle and Cheadle Heath next month – and residents are now being asked to have their say on the proposals.

Sustrans and Stockport Council are looking for feedback on the plans for the Active Neighbourhood before a potential three-month trial begins in late September.

The trial would install point road closures for motor vehicles at the following locations in parts of the Cheadle Hulme North, Cheadle Heath and Adswood wards:

• St David’s Road, between Boundary Road and Lavington Avenue
• St Mary’s Drive, between Boundary Road and Shakespeare Drive
• Sherborne Road, at the junction of Heathside Road (diagonal point closure only)
• Cheltenham Road, between Elm Road South and Heathside Road
• Larkhill Road, between Birdhall Road Avenue and Grosvenor Road

The point road closures will comprise of either planters or water filled/concrete barriers. Measures to prevent motorists using the footway to bypass the closure will be included.

Cllr David Meller, Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration and one of the ward members for Cheadle Hulme North, said: “Active Neighbourhoods can not only make it easier to move around by foot or bike, but they can address issues residents feel passionate about: from rat-running to speeding down residential streets.

“But it’s vitally important that we have as much feedback as possible before or if any trial takes place.

“This is a consultation on the trial and a decision if it goes ahead will be made at the Area Committee meeting in September.”

Residents have until August 20 to feedback their thoughts about the trial by emailing activecheadle@stockport.gov.uk or calling 0161 217 6043. The feedback will be reported back to Local Councillors and a decision about the final trial plan made at Area Committee in September 2021.

If the trial goes ahead, officers will hold an in-person and online workshop one month in, with residents invited to leave feedback on how it is operating.
If approved by members, it is anticipated the trial will begin late September 2021 for a period of approximately three months.

The trial will finish in December 2021. At this time all point road closures will be removed.

Based on the results of the trial, a permanent scheme could be developed, with a full public consultation for the permanent scheme being held in early 2022.