Stockport Local Access Forum

The Local Access Forum is a public forum run by the Local Authority. It's aimed at providing opportunities for its members to be informed of and make valuable contributions to strategic access related matters within the borough.

The LAF serve as an important consultee to major strategic and development projects. It's also to serve as a broad based interface to make informed comments on land management, public rights of way, development and access policy matters.

Some of the opportunities for consultation include:

  • Rights of Way Improvement Plan
  • Cycling strategy
  • Walking strategy
  • Public Path Orders – permanent closure, creations and diversions
  • A6MARR Project
  • Stockport Town Centre Access Package

You can view minutes from previous meetings which are held at Stockport Town Hall and the Regulations require that the Forum meet at least twice a year.


Membership is encouraged from those with an interest in; land management, walking, horse riding, cycling, transportation, local business, greenspace, planning, tourism, disability access, community champions and minority ethnic group’s access.

Membership is voluntary and is valid for 1 to 3 years before renewal. To apply for membership, you'll be required to complete an application form and submit to the council. The application for 2020 is available for completion.

You can get in touch if you would like to find out more about membership of the Local Access Forum.