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Seashell Trust consults public on house building plans

by Iain Roberts on 26 October, 2015

We reported back in July that the Seashell Trust wants to expand and redevelop large parts of the school, and believes they need to build houses on fields they own near the site to fund the move. The Seashell Trust have now put out a public consultation document and are inviting people’s views on the […]

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Lib Dem leaders attack council home sell-off

by Iain Roberts on 15 October, 2015

Stockport’s council leader Sue Derbyshire has joined Lib Dem leader Tim Farron in attacking Government proposals to sell off council homes. Stockport desperately needs more council houses, not less. The letter from Sue and other Lib Dem leaders reads: As Liberal Democrat council leaders we are outraged at the government’s short-sightedness in selling off council […]

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Concern over traffic from 3,750 new houses

by Iain Roberts on 24 September, 2015

Cheshire East Council have issued their latest plans for new housing, including nearly 4,000 new houses to be built near to the Stockport border. The Lib Dems fully support new houses being built – they are needed for our communities in both Cheshire and Stockport. We also hope that the correct process has been followed […]

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Mark Hunter MP and the Lib Dem team are opposing plans by Cheshire East Conservatives to build 2,500 new houses near Handforth Dean, pouring even more traffic onto the A34 in rush hour. Mark said “Instead of spreading new housing around the county, the Conservatives say they want to build this huge development on the […]

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The Council’s Executive agreed on Tuesday the 15th of July that one option they would not be considering is selling the properties out of Council ownership. However, this still leave two possibilities on the table. One, to renew the contract with Stockport Homes for another period and, two, not to renew the contract and for […]

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Have your say on the future of Stockport Homes

by Iain Roberts on 5 July, 2014

The Council is conduction what’s called an “options appraisal” on the future of Stockport Homes, the organisation that manages the council’s social housing stock (and does a lot more besides). The main options are to keep the housing stock managed by Stockport Homes or to bring it back “in house” to be run internally by […]

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Stockport Homes has done the double at this year’s Housing Innovation Awards, winning the ‘Most Innovative Refurbishment Project’ and ‘Most Innovative Housing Provider (medium sized company)’ awards. The winners were announced at an awards ceremony on 6 February 2014. Stockport Homes won the ‘Most Innovative Housing Provider (medium)’ award for being more than a social […]

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New house building underway at Brookside Close

by Iain Roberts on 8 January, 2014

Around two-and-a-half years ago the Council approved a planning application to build five new houses on the site of the old tennis courts at Brookside Close, Cheadle. By selling the land, the tennis club was able to get the money to expand their facilities at Baxter Park, Gatley. Nothing happened at Brookside Close for quite […]

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Orchard and Rosewood Gardens Council Adoption

by Iain Roberts on 9 September, 2013

We have been working to get Orchard and Rosewood Gardens adopted by the Council for some time, so they can be properly maintained. The good news is that both roads should be adopted by the end of November. When a road is adopted, the Council takes on the maintenance.  The streetlights have already been taken […]

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Stockport welcomes £508,000 boost for empty homes

by Iain Roberts on 28 June, 2013

Stockport is set to receive £508,000 of government funding to bring empty homes back into use. The government announced that £91 million – including £8m in Greater Manchester – is being invested in England to refurbish and bring back into use over 6,000 empty and derelict homes and commercial premises. The funding in Stockport will […]

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