What is the Stockport Local Plan?

5. Economy

The protection and delivery of jobs in Stockport is important if the borough is to develop sustainably. More jobs for Stockport residents means fewer and shorter journeys to work. The delivery of a range of jobs is important and if we are attracting jobs to the area there is a need to ensure that people have the right skills to access those jobs.

In addition, Stockport has a large numbers of centres of various sizes that perform different functions, from the Town Centre to local shopping areas. Having access to the shops and services that these centres contain is an important part of how we live our lives in Stockport. With changing demands on those centres we need to consider their future and how they will deliver what people need.