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The UK Census data continues to trickle out and we now have lots of information broken down by ward. You can see the details on the MyStockport website here. So what do we know about Cheadle and Gatley ward? We’re pretty average for numbers of young people, and have slightly more elderly people than across […]

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Stockport Homes – the Council’s social housing provider – came to the Town Hall last week to tell councillors how it’s improving the lives of tenants through an innovative scheme that comes from collecting water rates. When United Utilities had problems collecting water rates from tenants, Stockport Homes stepped in and offered to do the […]

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Woodford development update

by Iain Roberts on 21 December, 2012

The proposal from Harrow Estates to build 950 houses on the former BAE Aerodrome site is moving forward. Stockport Council have been consulting on a revised SPD (Supplementary Planning Document) which sets out what a developer is allowed to do on the site.  As a result of that consultation, a revised SPD (proposing slightly fewer […]

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The Department for Communities and Local Government yesterday announced a series of new planning and housing measures. Key measures include: The removal of affordable housing requirements – Developers who can prove that a council’s affordable housing requirements will make a project commercially unviable will see them removed. The Infrastructure (Financial Assistance) Bill – the Bill […]

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Welcome to Cheadle Mill residents

by Iain Roberts on 7 June, 2012

Across the UK there’s a shortage of housing, and without any huge developments, we see new properties being built – and sold or rented – across Cheadle and Gatley. One such development has been a long time coming, but we can now welcome the new residents of Cheadle Mill to the village. Planning permission was […]

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£5 million to bring 461 empty homes back into use

by Iain Roberts on 6 March, 2012

Greater Manchester will receive £5,085,203 to bring 461 empty private sector properties back into use. The bid was a result of joint work between our ten Greater Manchester authorities (one is Stockport) and 18 Registered Provider partners. Although empty properties are a characteristic feature in many areas of the country, the North West region is […]

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Stockport Homes Community Fund

by Iain Roberts on 24 August, 2011

From Stockport Homes: Stockport Homes has a Community Fund enabling customers to access money to help improve neighbourhoods where Stockport Homes manages properties. This fund will support projects that make a real difference to the lives of our customers and the wider community. The list of what the Community Fund is available for is endless […]

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Chestnut, Acorn and Ash Residents’ Association

by Iain Roberts on 12 April, 2011

Pam and I dropped by the latest meeting of the Chestnut, Acorn and Ash residents’ association – covering those avenues in Cheadle. The association’s gone from strength to strength thanks to the work of the committee and support of residents. This evening, plans were launched for a Neighbourhood Watch scheme in the area – something […]

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50 new homes for Stockport town centre

by Iain Roberts on 11 December, 2010

From Stockport Council: Stockport Council is soon to complete the sale of the former Peaches Nightclub site on Wellington Street, Stockport town centre, to “Johnnie” Johnson Housing Trust (JJHT). The £6 million scheme is supported by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), Heritage Lottery Fund and the Council. It includes the redevelopment of the site […]

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Stockport’s a hot spot for house sales

by Iain Roberts on 2 October, 2010

I got very excited yesterday morning – a tweet from the Stockport Express said house prices in the borough were up 47% in just a year.  When I thought about it for a moment, that did seem a little unlikely, and the Express later corrected the story (so good for them) to say that house […]

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