Residents asked to take part in survey that will help shape the future of Stockport over the next 17 years

The Local Plan will be the land-use plan to deliver the vision, which partners, stakeholders and residents across Stockport set out in the Borough Plan

Stockport Council has this week launched a survey that will help to create its Local Plan – a document that will shape the borough’s future over the next 17 years.

The council is required by government to produce a Local Plan.

The Local Plan will be the land-use plan to deliver the vision, which partners, stakeholders and residents across Stockport set out in the Borough Plan.

It is a formal document that will be used to help decide on whether to approve planning applications for new developments in the future.

The Local Plan will run until 2038 and will:

  • make sure that Stockport has the right land, the right homes and the right infrastructure in the right places, for current and future generations
  • address the key issues facing the borough such as the climate emergency and some of the impacts of COVID-19
  • identify those places and sites where change and development can best be accommodated, and make sure we get the right development in the right places

The Local Plan must be shaped by national legislation and wider policy. But we can make sure that it is the right plan for Stockport and that it reflects what our communities think is most important.

Using the vision set out in the Borough Plan, some high level principles have been identified which will be used to underpin the Local Plan as it is drafted. We want to hear from everyone in Stockport about whether these principles are right for Stockport.

Help to shape your borough by completing the survey on our consultation pages.