At last nights Marple Area Committee, one of the Agenda items was regarding the GMSF. While Cllr Blair welcomed the fact that SMBC have arranged some drop in events (see webcast below), he called for the other Councillors to back him in having an Extraordinary Marple Area Committee in High Lane and inviting Council Officers to discuss only the GMSF.
Thankfully, all Councillors supported this proposal so hopefully we can get the date sorted soon.
My latest leaflet will be with you in the next few weeks. This leaflet contains details about the GMSF consultation, the timeline, how to respond and some points to consider when you respond, as well as some updates as to work I have been involved with over the last few months. You can find the full copy in the leaflets page f you can't wait for it to come through your letterbox.
At last nights Economy and Regeneration Scrutiny Committee, the cabinet member for Economy and Regeneration stated in her quarterly report that the emphasis in the latest GMSF was on development in town centres, brownfield sites and on other sustainable locations. So I took the opportunity to ask her what in her opinion was sustainable about the proposed location in High Lane? The exchange can be viewed below, but I hope we will be able to receive the Technical Assessments of the High Lane allocation soon.
At the GMSF Public meeting on Saturday, I was asked whether the numbers in the GMSF for Stockport Town Centre contained the numbers that the new Mayoral Development Corporation hoped to achieve or whether these were over and above the numbers in the GMSF. I had the opportunity to ask this very question at last nights Economy and Regeneration Scrutiny Committee and the answer was that, unfortunately, the GMSF numbers contain the MDC numbers. The exchange can be found below
I have been contacted by a number of constituents concerning the increased amount of dog poo on the streets of High Lane and Marple. Whilst the primary responsibility is with irresponsible dog owners, I am constantly pushing the Council to do more. Please sign the petition to show your support.