Current Issues

Join the fight for Heald Green!

Following the packed Public Meeting on Tuesday evening to raise awareness of the proposed large-scale development in Heald Green, we have overhauled the information on our website to make it clearer for residents to understand the implications for Heald Green, how they can contribute to the consultation, and help protect Heald Green from disproportionate mass-development.

We distributed some posters on Tuesday evening for people to display to raise awareness across the village, if you were unable to attend the meeting, there are some spare posters available from Roger Dean Estate Agent on Finney Lane or you can download a copy to print yourself by right-clicking on the image above or by clicking here

Please make your views known during the consultation and encourage your friends and family to do the same.  All the information you need about the proposals for Heald Green and how to respond to the consultation are available by clicking here.

Thank you Heald Green!

This evening saw a fantastic turn out at our Public Meeting where four senior officers from Stockport Council attended with Cllr Kate Butler (Cabinet Member for Economy & Regeneration) to talk about the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework plans and how they might affect Heald Green in the future.

There was standing room only at the meeting and we are sorry if there was anyone who was not able to get in to the hall.

The key message from the meeting was that it is crucial for as many people as possible to respond to the consultation and give their views, you can find out more about the plan and how to respond on our dedicated page

It is important that we spread the word about the consultation, we distributed some posters at the meeting however, you can also download copies below if you would like to display one to help spread the word even further.

Councillors keeping Heald Green on the agenda at Area Committee

On Tuesday evening at the meeting of the Cheadle Area Committee, a report was received regarding the current GMSF proposals and associated consultation.  Both Cllr Adrian Nottingham and Cllr Anna Charles-Jones spoke, raising issues on behalf of Heald Green Residents.  Cllr Nottingham raised the case for further consultation opportunities whilst Cllr Charles-Jones highlighted the lack of key information regarding the amount of Heald Green’s Green Belt which has already been built on.  You can view a webcast of this part of the meeting by clicking here.

For further information about the potentially massive impact of the the current proposals on Heald Green, please click here.

Council Tax Increase

Stockport’s current proposals for next (financial) year’s council tax are for an increase of 2.75%.

Stockport Council also have to collect the money for the Greater Manchester Mayor’s expenditure, including Police funding.  When adding these two items in, the total increase is +4.18%.  All these figures are subject to further discussion and debate but the final outcome is not expected to be much different.

New GMSF drop in event

Stockport Council have arranged an additional drop in event for residents to find out more about the massive potential impact of the latest GMSF proposals on Heald Green. The new event is on Tuesday 12th February from 14:00-17:00 at Christ Church Hall on Finney Lane, importantly this will mean that residents have an opportunity to learn more about the proposals before the public meeting which is scheduled for 19:30 at the Village Hall on the same day.

We have also added some information about the covenant currently protecting the Village Hall field on our dedicated webpage http://healdgreenratepayers.org.uk/gmsf2019

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:

Notice

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).