Speaking after further announcements of retail closures affecting Stockport Town Centre, Cllr Mark Hunter, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, called for urgent action from Stockport Council. He said: “It is clear we need to up our game and not just let this happen around us. We need to respond to the changing pattern of retail with radical ideas and vision.
“Now we should be thinking big and encouraging more residential development in the heart of the town, taking advantage of the excellent transport links. At a time when developers are increasingly targeting our valuable green belt, we need to ensure that the full potential of Stockport Town Centre is fully realised.
Cllr Lisa Smart, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, said: “Stockport Town Centre has great transport links and would make a fantastic location for more residential development. As the nature of the way we shop changes, we need bold thinking and strong leadership to drive our town forwards.”