by Iain Roberts on 7 July, 2014
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg this morning announced a multi-million pound investment in Stockport which will see big improvements to the Town Centre and open up the way for Metrolink to come into the town.
The investments include Stockport’s Town Centre Access Package, designed to make it easier to get around the town centre in all forms of transport: car, bus, bike, on foot… and the demolition of the existing bus station, to be replaced by a new Metrolink-ready Transport Interchange with improved links to Stockport Station.
The plans link into a number of other big projects in Stockport including the Stockport Exchange development (new offices and hotel by the station) and the Bridgefield development (cinema, restaurants and more between Princes Street and the motorway).
With the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road on target to be completed in 2017 and these projects fully funded, we’ll be looking to secure the next phase of projects and, in Cheadle and Gatley, the Lib Dems are campaigning for tram-train from Stockport to Altrincham as one of those projects.7 Comments