Stockport changes given the go-ahead

Proposals for the multi-million-pound redevelopment of Stockport’s bus station have been given the green light by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA).

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The proposed Stockport Interchange with public park and residential development

People in Stockport can now give their views on plans for the state-of-the-art transport interchange in the heart of the town, featuring a two-acre public park and high-quality residential development, ahead of a planning application being submitted to Stockport Council later this year.

Funded by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), Stockport Council and the GMCA, the development is planned for the site of the existing Stockport Bus Station alongside the A6 and Mersey Square in the town centre and will continue the £1 billion transformation under way in Stockport town centre.

Proposals include:

  • A fully accessible, covered passenger concourse in the interchange with seated waiting areas
  • Better and easier routes to the town centre and rail station for pedestrians and cyclists. This includes upgrading the section of the Trans Pennine Trail alongside the River Mersey and interchange, and a lift between the interchange and A6
  • Bus and train travel information screens and a new Travelshop for tickets and information
  • Twenty bus stands, providing capacity for future growth in bus services
  • A new town centre park and public space, with level access directly from the A6
  • A residential development off Daw Bank with up to 200 apartments and associated car parking
  • Accessible toilets in the interchange with baby changing facilities
  • Enhanced CCTV across the interchange
  • Cycle parking.

Until Sunday 29 July, TfGM and Stockport Council are inviting residents, businesses and community groups to have their say on the plans, to help finalise proposals before they are submitted as part of a planning application.

People can give their views through an online questionnaire at www.tfgm.com/stockport-interchange

For more information on Stockport Interchange, go to www.tfgm.com/stockport-interchange