Transport Strategy in Cheshire East

Local Transport Plan

Following a period of consultation the new Local Transport Plan 2019 - 2024 (LTP) was adopted in October 2019. The strategy considers all forms of transport over the 5 year period of 2019-2024. 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 LTP outlines the role transport will play in supporting the long term goals of Cheshire East.

As part of the  LTP the Council is taking a range of actions across the borough. To complement these actions, the Council is developing Local Transport Delivery Plans that set out a range of scheme options that could be delivered to improve the transport network to support towns and surrounding areas. Public consultation on a range of scheme options took place between December 2020 and March 2021.

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

The completion of the  SEMMM Strategy refresh has been on hold to enable incorporation of updated information on 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.

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Related Transport Studies

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

Page last reviewed: 20 November 2020