Latest Progress

This is the website of the Marple Neighbourhood Forum – here’s our latest news:

The Forum was officially designated in early December 2019. This gives us the legal right to produce a Plan within 5 years.

We held our first Annual General Meeting in January when we adopted our Constitution and elected a Management Committee on 12 people. Prior to that we had an interim Management Committee which was not democratically elected.

We have established 7 Topic Groups to explore the issues that are likely to be relevant to planning issues. Elsewhere on the website you will find a list of the Topics, an initial briefing paper for each, and a contact.

Because the Plan needs to reflect as wide a range of views as possible we have established a Communications and Publicity Group to work out how communication should flow from us to the people who live, work or visit Marple and from them to us.

We will hold our next Open Meeting on 20 May and our next Annual General Meeting on 30 September. We hope to have much more to say by then.

We issue a monthly Newsletter to everyone who has expressed an interest in being kept informed. We know that there are about 6,000 households and 13,500 people in the area we cover so there are a lot of people to contact.


Download the latest version of our Marple plan below

Marple Neighbourhood Plan

Here’s a link to our latest draft – it’s still a work in progress so you’ll see a few ‘editor’s comments’ here and there and we’ll be upgrading some of the images soon. In terms of content there’s still some refining of policies to be done especially once the current Transport Study completes its work, but we’re getting towards the end of the process. We hope you enjoy reading it and welcome any and all feedback. There’s still time to make adjustments before we start the formal consultation period later this year

View or download your copy


Marple Heritage and Character Assessment
November 2018

A summary of the history and character of Marple, which lies within the Borough of Stockport.
It has been prepared by consultants at AECOM on behalf of Locality, working closely with the
Marple Neighbourhood Forum and is based on a detailed appraisal of the area
carried out through desk study and fieldwork.

View or download your copy


Marple has a rich history and a bright future. That’s the way we want t0 keep it

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Topic Working Groups

The Forum is currently exploring issues under seven Topic Headings. Click on the 'MORE>>' link if you would like to know more or, even better, if you would like to join one of the Topic Working Groups please contact the person shown

Some interesting figures about us

Marple Plan History

Marple Neighbourhood Forum – First Annual General Meeting Held at 10 a.m. on 14 January 2017 in Marple URC

Click to download First AGM Minutes


Open Debate: That Marple is and Should Remain a Village Held at the AGM – here are the ‘In Favour’ and ‘Opposing’ opening speeches

Click to download the Speeches


Market Stall Report: Have your say An update to download

Click to download the Update


Marple Neighbourhood Forum – NEWSLETTERS Download our latest Newsletters here

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Report On Protecting Our Environment Commissioned from the Cheshire Wildlife Trust – Download here

Click to download Report

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Evidence Repository

To be uploaded here.

Our Neighbourhood

It is easy to see why we should all care - Beautiful photography courtesy of Arthur M Procter LMPA



What people say about Marple

  • I moved to Marple because it is a small friendly town with nearly everything you could need on your doorstep

    - Andrew P -
  • The train makes it both easy to work in Manchester, and to get out into the Peak District. All we need now is new trains and better evening and weekend services

    - Judith M -
  • I love Marple, but worry that new development will spoil it. I’m not opposed to development – we all have to live somewhere – but local people should have a say.

    - David W -

Meet the Our Marple Plan team

We're always happy to share your thoughts and concerns.


We are passionate about Marple


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