Transport Strategy in Cheshire East

Local Transport Plan / South East Manchester Multi Modal Strategy

Local Transport Plan

In 2018, Cheshire East Council consulted on a new Local Transport Plan (LTP) which will cover the period 2018 – 2023. The updated strategy considers all forms of transport over the next 5 years (2018-2023). It is a framework for how transport will support wider policies to improve our economy, protect our environment and make attractive places to live, work and play. The Plan outlines the role transport will play in supporting the long term goals of Cheshire East.

The Local Transport Plan consultation closed on Monday 25 June 2018. Many thanks to everyone who gave us their views on the proposals, either in writing or by attending any of the drop-in events.

The consultation feedback has been analysed and a summary can be found on our consultation results page. This feedback will be used to inform the  LTP strategy and place-based transport plans. The final  LTP will be considered by Cabinet in Summer 2019.

South East Manchester Multi-Modal (SEMMM) Strategy refresh

The South East Manchester Multi-Modal (SEMMM) Strategy was originally produced and adopted in 2001. A number of interventions have been delivered over the past 15 years which were first brought forward through that Strategy, including the Alderley Edge Bypass and the A6 Manchester Airport Relief Road which opened in October 2018. Enhancement works in Poynton Town Centre, and the A6 Quality Bus Corridor were also developed from the original  SEMMM Strategy.

Stockport Council and Cheshire East Council are currently undertaking a refresh of the  SEMMM Strategy.

A draft  SEMMM Strategy document and Key Messages Summary document were made available for public consultation for 8 weeks during summer 2018. Many thanks to everyone who gave us their views on the proposals, either in writing or by attending any of the drop-in events.

We have reviewed all of the information submitted to the consultation, and compiled a Consultation Report which will be available shortly on the Strategy website –

The completion of the  SEMMM Strategy refresh has been on hold to enable incorporation of updated information on the Cheshire East Local Transport Plan (LTP) and the release of the revised draft  GMSF which sets out development proposals for Greater Manchester to 2037. The close planning of development and transport priorities is crucial, and so it was deemed necessary to pause the  SEMMM Strategy refresh to ensure we could take account of these important local policies.

Following the publication of the revised draft  GMSF  and progress on the Cheshire East LTP , work to finalise the  SEMMM Strategy has now recommenced.

A final version of the  SEMMM Strategy will be published, subject to its adoption by both Stockport and Cheshire East Councils, in summer 2019.

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If you have any further questions about the refresh of the  SEMMM Strategy, please email our team on either of the addresses below:

Local Transport Strategy 2011 - 2026

Cheshire East’s previous Local Transport Plan was consulted on with the public, stakeholders and elected members and sets out the Council’s transport strategy and policies for the next 15 years. The Final Strategy document can be accessed using the link below. Please note the Local Transport Strategy 2011 - 2026 will be superseded by the Local Transport Plan 2018 – 2023 once this has been finalised. 

Related Transport Studies

Related reports and studies used to influence and update the development of the Local Transport Plan are featured here:

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