Developing the Plan has been a long and challenging process, and has involved the input and consultation of a wide and varied number of groups across Marple, helping us to devise our goals, and convert them into practical policies.
This plan is about shaping Marple for the next10 and 20 years. It’s about providing an environment for our families and young people that will enable them to live safely, healthily and happily. It’s about vibrancy, an inclusive town that has energy, imagination and a welcome for visitors.
We hope that Our Marple Plan makes a difference in achieving these aspirations. If you have any comments or ideas we very much welcome all feedback.
The referendum on the Marple Neighbourhood Plan will take place on Thursday March 21st. It is run like any other election locally. People in the Plan area will receive voting cards from the Council and then a postal vote if they are registered for one. Those voting in person will be able to do so at their usual polling station between 7.00am and 10.00pm.
The question on the ballot paper is ‘whether people would like the Local Plan to become part of the Stockport Council’s planning regulations for Marple’. We would like people to vote “yes”, not least because the Plan has been drawn up by local residents and adjusted according to the feedback we’ve had at the various formal and informal consultations.
The local plan is very specific to Marple and seeks to protect and enhance those things residents have identified as important. But don’t just take our word for it – read the plan and policies for yourself here.
Marple Neighbourhood Forum – First Annual General Meeting Held at 10 a.m. on 14 January 2017 in Marple URC
Open Debate: That Marple is and Should Remain a Village Held at the AGM – here are the ‘In Favour’ and ‘Opposing’ opening speeches
Market Stall Report: Have your say An update to download
Marple Neighbourhood Forum – NEWSLETTERS Download our latest Newsletters here
Report On Protecting Our Environment Commissioned from the Cheshire Wildlife Trust – Download here
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Short History of The Marple Neighbourhood Plan