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Marketing Stockport – Key Sponsors Meeting 9 th January 2013 REGENERATING STOCKPORT Successes & Future Priorities Eamonn Boylan Chief Executive Stockport.

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1 Marketing Stockport – Key Sponsors Meeting 9 th January 2013 REGENERATING STOCKPORT Successes & Future Priorities Eamonn Boylan Chief Executive Stockport Council

2 Stockport One of Greater Manchesters principal towns Strategic sub-regional location with excellent access to road, rail and air transport networks Educated, skilled workforce Strong business base High standard of living for many residents Excellent links between the Council and local businesses Major regeneration challenges and development projects

3 Stockport Development Objectives To maximise Stockports potential as a commercial and retail location – one of the strongest of the GM town centres; To improve the offer of the town centre as a business, retail and leisure destination and as a place to live; To improve the boroughs residential offer and meet increased demand for housing To capitalise upon our unique assets – historic environment, connectivity, skills. To meet the needs of all our stakeholders to ensure sustainable economic growth

4 Grand Central Office-led scheme next to Stockport train station Muse Developments as development partner 400,000sq.ft. of commercial floorspace plus hotel, gym, parking and new public realm Phase 1 now underway – demolition, car park and highway works ILLUSTRATIVE SCHEME

5 Bridgefield SMBC working with Merseyway owners, UKAR to deliver complementary leisure-led scheme/evening economy Outline planning permission granted – potential for phasing and flexibility Agents actively seeking occupiers Key project to support town centre offer 140,000 sq.ft. leisure-led scheme: 35,000 sq.ft. cinema with associated hospitality offer (31,000 sq.ft.), 78,000sq.ft. retail, hotel and 252-space car park with enhanced access ILLUSTRATIVE SCHEME

6 Market Work underway to improve quality and diversity of the Market offer Use of Council property ownerships and potential acquisition to foster and cluster creative industry and specialist retail activity around the Market Place e.g. MMU studios/business incubation MARKET PLACE, TOWN CENTRE

7 Portas £100K Portas Pilot awarded for the town centre in May 2012 (plus £100K High Street Innovation Fund grant and match funding from Council) Town Team established Focus on grass roots investment mainly in the Market & Underbanks area for projects including support for specialist retail, creative industries and events LITTLE UNDERBANK, TOWN CENTRE

8 Housing Strong demand for more housing in Stockport across all types and tenures 147 new homes completed or near completion in the town centre (including Covent Garden Village, Peaches, Royal Oak Brewery). Schemes under development in Offerton, Heaton Moor, Hazel Grove, Brinnington and Woodford ROYAL OAK BREWERY HOUSING SCHEME, TOWN CENTRE

9 Woodford Joint venture between Avro Heritage Ltd and Harrow Estates Revised draft of Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) published following consultation Now outlines 3 development area options which could all be delivered in compliance with development plan policies Draft currently going through council approvals process

10 Funding identified, £165m from central government Stockport, Manchester and Cheshire East Councils jointly delivering the scheme. Public consultation in late 2012 and early 2013 Construction due ILLUSTRATIVE SCHEME A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road

11 Other key developments Offerton – new housing, community and retail development Marple – planning applications for retail and educational facilities Brinnington – new leisure centre, housing and improved retail ILLUSTRATIVE SCHEME

12 Role of the Council Setting out a clear vision for the future; Working closely with partners; Understanding market intelligence to bring forward deliverable, realistic yet ambitious plans; Taking an interventionist approach where necessary; Prepared to do the work the market might previously have undertaken; Pursuing new approaches to funding via GM investment strategy; Acknowledging the importance of enabling policies and services – car parking, licensing, planning, finance and legal; Keen to fully understand how we can help business survive and thrive.


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