Greyhound Site Update

Planning permission has been granted for the building of an ‘M-local’ Morrisons store on the site of the former Greyhound pub in Cheadle Hulme.

The site has been empty since the closure and demolition of the pub three years ago.

The proposal is for the building of the store, an additional retail unit and 21 parking spaces.

Ann Smith, John Reid and the local Lib Dem team undertook a door-to-door survey of local residents asking what they thought of the proposal.

Though the survey showed residents are generally in favour of developing the site, Ann and John want to ensure all resident’s concerns are heard. Some are concerned that there is not enough space for delivery and refuse vehicles.

Ann promised to pass on resident’s concerns to Councillors on the local planning committee.

“The committee agreed to make numerous conditions to the application after we raised our concerns about the size of delivery vehicles and opening times,” said Ann.

“I don’t want the site to be derelict, but the developers must listen to local needs,” said John Reid.

Ann was keen also to discuss the issue of a filter lane for traffic from Bird Hall Road turning right into Councillor Lane. “It is difficult to see cars coming from Ladybridge Road as it is, and this needs looking at.”


Relief Road Update

A Stockport Council survey has shown that 70% of local residents are in favour of building the new A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road.

Working with Cheshire East and Manchester, Stockport Council sent out over 85,000 consultation surveys on the various options for the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road. In addition, the consultation was widely advertised and available online through the website and social media.

The three local authorities will vote on the preferred route being drawn up following the consultation, with a further consultation being held on the preferred route.

The current target is to complete the road in 2017.

The A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road will take traffic off our local roads and generate up to 5,000 new jobs, making an important contribution to Stockport’s economic growth.

The survey responses show approximately 70% in favour of the road, 10% against and 20% having no view.

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Ann to HGVs: Respect Stockport’s Roads

Lib Dem Councillor Ann Smith has started a petition against HGVs abusing local road limits.

Unlike Labour’s Councillors for the Davenport and Cale Green area, Ann lives right in the heart of the ward.  She sees first hand the disruption megalorries cause on local roads.

That is why Ann fought for HGV limits and is now fighting so that they are enforced, just as residents were promised.

Residents wanting to sign her petition and help support Ann’s campaign can do so by e-mailing