Residents urged to have their say on new bus station plans

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Stockport residents will have their chance to have their say in a major development planned for Stockport town centre.

Redevelopment of Stockport bus station into a new transport interchange designed to make it easier for passengers to change between different stages of their journey is part of the town’s larger regeneration plans.  Set around a modern concourse, the interchange is intended to offer greater access and modern facilities, new waiting areas and improved access to the train station and A6.

Improvements will also be made to Stockport’s transport network through the Town Centre Access Plan, intended to improve access to and around Stockport town centre by all modes, ease congestion and encourage walking and cycling, the first phase of which has already begun.

Stockport Council are inviting residents, businesses and community groups to have their say on the improvements both projects are proposing either online at www.stockport.gov.uk/towncentretransport or at one of the public exhibitions being held.  The events will be taking place on:

  • Friday 27th November 2015, 76/78 Princes Street (Former Kiss Ladieswear shop), Stockport Town Centre, SK1 1RY, 10am – 4pm
  • Saturday 5th December 2015, Stockport Bus Station,10am – 5pm

Representatives from the project teams will be available at these times to answer any questions you may have.

Councillor Martin Candler, Executive Member for Supporting Places at Stockport Council said: “Having the opportunity to develop a new interchange for Stockport whilst also improving the local transport networks is significant.  Through this work we want to make it easier for everyone to travel in and around Stockport town centre. I would encourage residents and businesses to have a look at the proposals and have their say.”

Councillor Andrew Fender, Chair of the TfGM Committee, said: “Stockport’s Town Centre Access Plan and the new transport interchange will make it easier for people to travel around and to job and leisure opportunities. I encourage people to give us their views either at an event or by visiting the web site to ensure we meet the town’s needs.”

Full information about Stockport Interchange and Town Centre Access Plan proposals can be found online at www.stockport.gov.uk/towncentretransport