Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Canal & River Trust Open Day 21st January 2017

The Canal & River Trust are holding an open day at Marple Top Lock on Saturday 21st January 2017 between 10am and 4pm.

Visitors will be able to enter the drained lock chamber and speak to CRT experts about the canal history and the work required to maintain the 200 year old canal.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

GMSF Protest Walk Saturday 14th January 2017

On Saturday 14th January 2017 members of Marple Civic Sociey joined a protest walk organised by the "Save Stockport's Greenbelt Campaign" to protest against proposals in the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) to build thousands of houses on Greenbelt land in High Lane, Woodford, Heald Green and Cheadle Hulme.

Over 500 residents set off from High Lane and were joined en-route by protesters from Woodford, Heald Green and Cheadle Hulme who then proceeded to Stockport Town Hall for a rally outside the Town Hall main entrance.

More Photos HERE

Arthur Procter

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Greater Manchester Spatial Framework - Update to Civic Society Response & details of Protest Walk to Stockport Town Hall

The Civic Society Response to the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework consultation has been updated to include further comment on the viability of the proposed Tram-train between Rose Hill and High Lane and to suggest an alternative strategy to promote urban regeneration. 

See HERE for the final version of our response. 

 you can respond in 3 ways:
  • on line:
  • by email:
  • by post: Greater Manchester Support Team, PO Box 532, Town Hall,                        Manchester, M60 2LA
This consultation finishes 16th January 2017 
all responses must be submitted by then.

The civic society committee has attended relevant meetings, considered various views, and discussed the issues at length at an extraordinary committee meeting on 2nd December. Our planners, having read through and considered all the GMSF consultation data, have prepared the society's response and will submit to GMSF by 16th January 2017.

Feel free to use the society's response to help you write your own response 

it will add weight if you say it in your own words and with your own examples. 
The important thing is to respond 

High Lane Protest Walk Saturday 14th January 2017

A walk to in support of the Save Stockport's Greenbelt campaign will take place on Saturday 14th January starting at 11-00am from High Lane village hall.  Supporters will walk down to the Rising Sun Pub and take buses to the Blossoms pub.

Groups from Cheadle Hulme, Heald Green, Woodford and CPRE will meet the High Lane contingent at the Blossoms Pub (junction of Bramhall Lane and the A6) and will walk together to arrive at Stockport Town Hall at 1-00pm.

See below for details

Friday, 23 December 2016

                 Seasons Greetings
Proposed GMSF Greenbelt Land for 4000 houses - High Lane

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Newsletter December 2016 - Edition 12

The society's December 2016 Newsletter is now available.

To view the full newsletter see HERE

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Report on Marple Area Committee Meeting 14th December 2016

A report on the Marple Area Committee Meeting that took place on the 14th December 2016 can be viewed HERE

The council's Public Realm report can be viewed HERE

A major part of the meeting was devoted to a presentation by Stockport MBC officers about the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.  Officers invited residents to respond to the plan which they assured them is a genuine consultation.  Resident's concerns about issues such as transport infrastructure and pollution were answered by vague promises that solutions would be provided in due course and that the plan is "not at that stage yet".  Unsurprisingly, the plan for 4000 houses in High Lane is at that stage.

Marple Civic Society's response to the consultation can be found HERE

Future Marple Area Committee meeting dates:

1st February 2017
8th March 2017
12th April 2017
7th June 2017
12th July 2017
9th August 2017
27th September 2017
8th November 2017
13th December 2017
31st January 2018
7th March 2018
18th April 2018