11 September 2019
Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, Homes England and Stockport Council came together today (September 9) to launch the Stockport Mayoral Development Corporation (MDC).
Stockport MDC is the first of its kind nationally to focus on a town centre, in particular, the next stage of town centre regeneration, turning the ambitious new plans for Stockport’s Town Centre West into reality.
The MDC is a new approach to tackling the challenges that town centres face and will lead the creation of a new urban village with up to 3,500 new homes and 100,000m2 of employment floorspace, incorporating a mix of office, workshops, retail, leisure, health and education, which could accommodate 5,300 jobs.
In doing so, it will help provide much-needed housing for Stockport now and for the future, putting low-carbon living and sustainability at its heart.
It will create new jobs and make the most of Stockport’s exceptional transport links, providing new walking and cycling routes and green spaces to encourage healthier lifestyles.
At the launch event Mr Burnham outlined his vision for the long-term regeration of Stockport Town Centre West. He was joined by key representatives from Stockport Council, Homes England, strategic advisers from the private sector and dozens of regeneration professionals from across the region.