Help us to identify land in your local area which you consider may have some development potential – Stockport Local Plan Call for Brownfield sites

Stockport Council has today put a call out for brownfield sites, to help support work on our new Local Plan.

We are asking people to put forward land or sites that you consider could be brought forward for development in local communities and the borough. We want to hear about the sites in your local areas which you believe should be considered before we need to make decisions in respect of other land within our borough. They might be derelict or underutilised sites, vacant commercial premises or an occupied building which has a use which doesn’t fit particularly well in an area.

Over the past year the Council, local businesses, voluntary and community organisations, public services and local people have been shaping our long term ambitions for the future of Stockport, these are captured within our One Stockport Borough Plan. We now want to work together to make this change happen. An important part of our future is finding sites to provide new homes including new affordable homes as well as identifying sites where existing businesses can expand or new businesses can come into the borough. The Local Plan is Stockport’s plan for our land and is an important in helping us achieve our shared One Stockport Borough Plan priorities and ambitions. The Local Llan will cover a wide range of development needs for the borough which local people have told us are really important, including new homes, transport and infrastructure – ensuring local places facilitate thriving communities and the economy. It will also reinforce our commitment to protecting the environment and working together to address climate change.

Caroline Simpson, Deputy Chief Executive at Stockport Council, said: “As we continue to develop our new Local Plan, it is really important that we engage with local people and businesses to identify brownfield land that could be developed for new uses - no one knows Stockport better than the people who live and work in Stockport.

“I encourage everyone to take part so that we can look at finding positive solutions for the growth needed to provide new homes and places to work for future generations, so that Stockport continues to be a great place to live, work and do business.”

Brownfield land is land that has been previously developed which is no longer in use, such as vacant or derelict land and buildings and also includes previously developed land or buildings which are in use that have potential for redevelopment.

You don't have to own the land to tell us about it – we want to gather as much information as possible so we can plan to meet Stockport’s growing needs.
We will then assess all sites that are put forward and their suitability for alternative uses such as housing or employment. This information will then inform the draft Stockport Local Plan, which the Council will be seeking people's views on in autumn 2021.

For further information and to submit details of a brownfield site, please visit our call for brownfield sites web page

The call for sites will close on 23 May 2021.