(covering SK1, SK2 and SK3)

Month: January 2018

Stockport Council has published its brownfield register as part of its efforts to create new housing opportunities

Stockport Council has published its brownfield register as part of its efforts to maximise the use, or previously developed and underused, land for new housing.

In line with national regulations, the brownfield register sets out what land is available now for potential housing use.

The content of the register is carefully prescribed by regulation, so it doesn’t provide the full picture of all housing opportunities within the urban area.

In March 2017, the Council endorsed an eight-point plan to promote the development of brownfield land. Measures include applying for external funding, direct intervention in some locations, reviewing policy and working collaboratively with key land owners.

Councillor Kate Butler, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration, said: “The publication of this register represents just one part of a wider effort to bring brownfield sites back into effective use across the borough. Alongside ensuring everyone has access to a decent home, we are eager to ensure proper use is made of derelict land and empty buildings. If we use the existing land resource effectively then we can minimise the use of open areas and greenfield land to meet future housing needs.”

For more information visit www.stockport.gov.uk/brownfield

 

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Local tenure patterns

The mix of tenure of properties is a substantial yardstick of the attributes of homes in a local market. One of the best parts of the planning system in the UK is that social housing is heavily mixed in with the private stock so we don’t get large geographical divides between people as is the case in urban France. This also shows how many people are renting, which has gone up nearly everywhere in the last ten years.

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Local property prices vs region & country

This chart shows how prices in the local area compare with those in the region and the national picture. Given our geographical position relative to the national economic centre of gravity, the relative price levels are what we’d expect.

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Some Guys Have All The Luck – The Rod Stewart Story

Some Guys Have All The Luck is a fantastic theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart – from street busker through to international superstar!

Paul Metcalfe delivers an authentic and charismatic performance assuming the persona of this legendary singer-songwriter and performer right down to the last detail – from the distinctive vocals to the swaggering showmanship and sheer fun that have made Rod Stewart one of the most loved performers of all time.

Date: Thursday 25 January 2018 19:30 – 22:30

Price: £21.50

Location: The Plaza, Mersey Square, Stockport, SK1 1SP

The show includes all the massive hits from Rod’s incredible career, classic rockers like Maggie May, Baby Jane and Da Ya Think I’m Sexy through to big ballads such as Sailing, You’re In My Heart, and Tonight’s The Night as well as favourites from his days with the Faces such as Stay With Me and Twistin’ The Night Away and timeless Motown tunes from the album Soul book.

Book your tickets here

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Bee Messy – Kimberley Street day centre

All children love bee-ing messy so come along to this exciting 50 minute session and get hands on with lots of messy fun and a variety of activities on offer. Suitable for babies and toddlers aged 6 months to 2 and a half years. It is also an opportunity for parents, carers and children to meet new people and have a chat.

If your child has allergies, is outside the recommended age bracket or needs any specific requirements, we welcome everybody with open arms, so do get in touch.

Discounts for nannies, childminders, groups or siblings.

Date/Time: Monday 22nd January, 9.30am till 10.20am

Price: £6 persession or £25 for a block of 5

Location: Kimberley Street Day Centre, Kimberley Street, Stockport, SK3 8EB

Please email beemessy@yahoo.com or text 07583 888040 to book a place. Further information can be found here!

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The proportion of sales by house type

For this month’s market update, we’ve decided to take a look at what percentage of total sales each house type accounts for each quarter. Whilst it doesn’t show the actual number of sales, it’s very useful for seeing what each property type is contributing to the total level of transactions. It also permits year-on-year comparisons, which negate the impact of seasonality.

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Covent Garden Archaeology Open Day

Salford Archaeology will be hosting an Archaeology Open Day on Thursday 11th January between 12 noon and 2pm at Covent Garden (off Lower Hillgate), Stockport.

The Open Day will give residents the opportunity to see the ongoing archaeological works at Covent Garden, including former housing along Crowther Steps, Crowther Mill (a late 18th century silk mill) and the former Stockport Sunday School. Built in 1805 and demolished in 1971, the Sunday School was said to be the largest Sunday School in the world.

Salford Archaeology will have staff available around the site and will have information boards.

The Covent Garden area is set to be re-developed, bringing new homes in to Stockport town centre.

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How much does outside space really matter in Stockport?

Outside space has always been a sought-after commodity, whether it’s acres of land or a balcony with pleasant views. Most property searchers have a few items on their list when looking for a new home, with some form of outside space usually near the top. But remember, gardens, balconies and terraces aren’t just eye candy; they also add value to properties.

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First glimpse of the next phase of Stockport Exchange

A first glimpse of the next phase of Stockport Exchange has been revealed by Stockport Council and Muse Developments.

Building on the phenomenal success that Stockport Exchange has already achieved, the stunning new 60,000 sq ft office will be developed next to the recently completed One Stockport Exchange office.

The new six-storey Grade A office building at the award-winning business district is expected to create a further 350 jobs in the town centre. That’s over and above the 300 that have already been created by phase two… read the full article here

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Exciting Development Opportunity right in the heart of Stockport Town Centre

Impey & Co Commercial Agents are currently listing a potentially great development opportunity. It is a Grade II listed former bank, and is set right in the heart of Stockport Town Centre, close to the Market Place, Great and Little Underbank’s, and the new Redrock Leisure complex.

There is currently planning in place for residential accomodation to be added to the first, second and third floors. The current planning is for 4x one bedroom apartments and 2x two bedroom apartments, with a commercial unit on the ground floor.

Currently listed at Offers Over £300,000, this is a beautiful building and could be a great buy in a great location.

Find out more and contact the agent here

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