GMSF Consultation Open!

The GMSF consultation has now opened, you can access it by clicking here.

Although you can already submit your comments, there is a notice on the consultation website which states:


We’re finalising and publishing a range of background documents, including a series of topic papers, which will be available from 21 January 2019.

These documents give more detailed information on a range of themes. If you are particularly interested in specific topic areas, for example housing need, the natural environment, and town centres, then you may wish to wait until after 21 January 2019 to submit your response. However, no matter when responses are submitted ahead of the closing date, they will all be considered fully.”

For further information on how the current plans would potentially affect Heald Green, please take a look at the dedicated page on our website by clicking here.

Ratepayers’ bang the drum for Heald Green on the radio!

This afternoon, Heald Green was at the centre of an item on BBC Radio Manchester with DJ Phil Trow about the threat posed by the latest iteration of the Greater Manchester Spacial Framework (GMSF) which plans to build another 1700 homes in Heald Green using more than 50% of our current Green Belt land, for more information on this click here.

If you would like to listen to “Pete” (aka former councillor and current Ratepayers’ Committee member Peter Burns) the recording is available on iplayer/BBC Sounds for the next month.  The item starts from 2 hours, 10 minutes and 30 odd seconds into the recording, which can be accessed by clicking here (you may have to sign in).

Latest draft of GMSF threatens housing development on more than 50% of Heald Green’s Green Belt!

The Ratepayers’ Association has arranged a Public Meeting at Heald Green Village Hall on Tuesday 12th February 2019 from 19:30-21:00

The papers for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority meeting on Friday 11th January 2019 have now been published online and so the content of the proposed second iteration of the GMSF (Greater Manchester’s Plan for Homes, Jobs and the Environment) is now officially in the public domain.

This new iteration of the plan again threatens a large proportion of Heald Green’s Green Belt land, far more than anywhere else in Stockport

To find out more about how the plans affect Heald Green, please click here

Public Meeting with local Police Inspector

The Ratepayers’ Association has arranged for Inspector Rob Hawksley, the new Neighbourhood Policing Inspector for Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Bramhall, Heald Green and Gatley, to attend a Public Meeting at the Village Hall on Tuesday 13th November 2018 at 7:30pm to address the concerns of local residents about the current level of crime in Heald Green.

Questions can be submitted in advance by email to and will take priority over those posed on the night.  Please use the subject line “Question for Policing Public Meeting” and include your name and address in your email (although these will not be read out publicly if you state in your email that you do not wish this to happen).

Future Housing in Heald Green

We live in a very popular area! All talk of growth and prosperity puts Manchester Airport, Stockport and north east Cheshire in the frame for residential and business growth. The next draft of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (the house building plan up to 2035) comes out for public consultation this summer.

We know that Heald Green is very likely to see new homes being built as part of the growth and development of this very popular area. What would you like to see happen?

We have a questionnaire to collate views from residents to assist the Councillors and wider association to represent your views accurately in any future discussions and would be very interested to receive your views.

Election Results

The results of the election held on the 3rd May 2018 are as follows:

Ratepayers 2056
Conservative 416
Green 114
Labour 608
Liberal Democrats 203

Turnout 34.8%

Therefore we are pleased to announce that Cllr Adrian Nottingham has been duly re-elected.

Full results for other wards in Stockport can be found here

Thank you for your support.