Liberal Democrat Cabinet Members plant trees at Stockport’s Interchange development

In preparation for the opening of the new park at Stockport town centre’s Interchange development, Council Leader Mark Hunter and Cabinet members Cllr Grace Baynham and Cllr Mark Roberts all planted trees in the new two-acre town centre park.

Speaking after the event, Cllr Mark Hunter said: “The interchange is a fantastic development and the inclusion of two-acres of green space in the town centre demonstrates how we are prioritising green space in the development of our borough. The Interchange is not just a transport hub, it’s a space for everyone in Stockport to enjoy and it is a great example of partnership working between Stockport Council, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Transport for Greater Manchester.”

Cllr Grace Baynham, portfolio holder for Parks, Highways and Leisure, added: “The Interchange means that buses will all be able stop in one place rather than in different parts of the town centre, making it easier for people to use public transport. We continue to press the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to extend Metrolink into Stockport, which the interchange has been specifically designed to accommodate”.

Cllr Mark Roberts, portfolio holder for Climate Change and Environment and Deputy Leader of the Council, said: “I am delighted that renewable energy has been built into the heart of the interchange project with the inclusion of solar panels, and I welcome the new urban greenspace being built into the heart of the town centre, increasing biodiversity”.

The interchange is due to open in 2024.

Pictured are Cllrs Hunter, Roberts and Baynham planting trees and inspecting the roof-top solar panels.

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