Conversation on mixed-use neighbourhood to launch in new year

Stockport Mayoral Development Corporation (MDC) and the English Cities Fund (ECF) – a joint venture between Homes England, Muse and Legal & General – have announced that a first community conversation on the £250million plans to create an exciting mixed-use neighbourhood to the west of Stockport town centre, will launch in January 2024.

Currently known as Stockport 8, the scheme is part of one of the largest town centre regeneration projects in the UK which will see a diverse mix of up to 1,200 new homes for the people of Stockport, spaces for independent businesses and green spaces to meet, relax and enjoy.

Located on land either side of King Street West and next to the railway viaduct the plans will reconnect the site to nearby neighbourhoods and the town centre, bringing life back to what was once a thriving residential neighbourhood under the railway arches.

The site is central to the wider £1billion investment currently being delivered across the town centre and is at the heart of the £500million Stockport MDC masterplan, which will transform Stockport into the most sustainable, liveable town centre in the region over the next decade. The 130-acre Stockport MDC masterplan will see the delivery of 4,000 new homes, alongside local amenities, green spaces, new workspace and radical transport improvements.

“This will be a connected, fully walkable neighbourhood with a diverse mix of homes, places for local businesses to thrive and green outdoor spaces.”

Phil Mayall
English Cities Fund

Eamonn Boylan, interim chair of Stockport MDC said: “English Cities Fund’s considerable emphasis on a robust and collaborative public consultation and community engagement programme in its proposal for Stockport 8 was one of a number of reasons we knew they were the right partner for the largest site within the regeneration masterplan. That is why this first milestone in the community conversation is a significant one.

“Our ambition for the site and for the wider regeneration district, has always been one that best serves the needs of local people, and this process will enable us to best achieve this ambition, and to move another step closer to building the most sustainable and liveable town centre, not only in the region but in the UK.”

Phil Mayall from the English Cities Fund said: “This will be a connected, fully walkable neighbourhood with a diverse mix of homes, places for local businesses to thrive and green outdoor spaces. This area was once a successful residential community, breathing new life into it will be fantastic for Stockport and enable us to reconnect surrounding communities with the town centre.

“We want this to be a place that’s distinctly Stockport and that celebrates the rich history of the area, so we’ll be out speaking to the local community in the new year to get their feedback. If you live in Stockport, or are thinking about moving, get involved and help us create a place that sets the standard for town centre living.”

Local people will be invited to find out more and have their say on an initial draft masterplan via a series of drop-in events, an online Q&A and website. An information leaflet will also be sent to thousands of homes and businesses around the site. Further details will be announced in the new year and people can sign up for updates at or by following social channels Instagram @Stockport_8 | Facebook @Stockport8