Have your say on our transport plans

Public consultation launched - get involved and have your say

Have your say on our transport plans

Stockport and Cheshire East Councils would like your views on plans to continue improving transport for all across north Cheshire, Stockport and south east Manchester, through our SEMMM strategy which stands for the South East Manchester Multi-Modal Strategy.

Working together to make it easier for everyone to travel around the area whether by bus, car, rail, bike or foot; a lot has been already been achieved.

This has included the opening of the Alderley Edge bypass, the Poynton Shared Space scheme, the construction of the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road (A6MARR) which is almost complete as well as a range of public transport improvements.

But we don’t want to stop there.

We want to make sure our investments continue to improve transport networks for both now and the future, so are updating our strategy to identify transport priorities across south east Manchester until 2040 and reflect changes in the way we travel, growth in businesses and homes, as well as changes to the planning frameworks.

Running from Monday 21st May – Monday 2nd July 2018, we would like your views on these planned updates so have launched a joint consultation. In tandem to this will be the consultation on Cheshire East Council’s local transport plan and residents in Cheshire East now have the opportunity to comment on both plans.

Setting out a comprehensive range of projects that will continue to improve public transport, as well as road, walking and cycle links, the strategy seeks to address transport issues identified by residents in the first stage of consultation in late 2017. And gives residents the chance to have their say on the final package of measures that will be included in the strategy.

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.

Mark Glynn, Strategic Head of Place Management at Stockport Council said: “Stockport’s connectivity, and its links across our region, is one of the town’s great strengths and we want to make sure we build on this for the future, making it easy for everyone to not only travel around the area, but also benefit from new jobs and opportunities that become available.

“I’d encourage everyone to get involved and have their say on our plans for the future.”

Residents are able to have their say on the SEMMMS website or by attending on of the drop-in events that will be running. Full details of the events running can be found on the consultation webpage.