Residents asked to have their say on plans for new Railway Station

21 Oct 2021 11:53
Published by: Scott Callan

Residents in Cheadle are being asked to have their say on plans for a new railway station plus walking and cycling improvements in the village.

In November 2019 Cheadle was selected to put forward proposals under the Government's Towns Fund initiative.

A Town Board was created (made up of local businesses, community groups, Mary Robinson MP, Stockport Council and Transport for Greater Manchester_ with the aim of promoting long term economic growth for the area.

Earlier this year, £13.9m of the Government's Towns Fund was awarded to the Cheadle Town Board, for the development of a new railway station for Cheadle, as well as walking and cycling proposals to improve connectivity to Cheadle High Street/the new station, and a low carbon Eco Business Park to boost job opportunities locally.

It is proposed the new railway station for Cheadle will be located on the Chester to Manchester (Mid Cheshire) rail line, approximately 100 metres north of Cheadle High Street and accessed from Manchester Road.

A package of walking and cycling measures have been developed that will provide access to the new railway station and High Street, while connecting to cycle route in Abney Hall Park and on Manchester Road.

Cllr David Member, ward member for Cheadle Hulme North and cabinet member for Economy and Regeneration at Stockport Council, said: "We really want residents in Cheadle to let us know what they think about these exciting plans for the area.

"As well as the potential station, the proposed innovative Eco Business Park and significant investment in walking and cycling this will help us build our future after COVID and support the council's Climate Action Now work.

"Since before I was elected, members of the Cheadle Town Board and I have campaigned to improve public transport access for Cheadle - and we are potentially on the cusp of achieving that.

"But residents now need to fill in the consultation to make their voices heard and to back the need for better public and sustainable transport - so please get involved!

"This is a really exciting period of time for Cheadle and something that has the potential to bring a huge benefit for the whole borough."

The consultation runs until November 7.

Have your say on the Council's consultation pages.

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