Friday, 22 April 2016

Bredbury Curve

In 2015 plans for the Bredbury Curve Development were recommend for acceptance by the council.

The plans were rejected in 2016 - see details.

The proposal involved the filling in of the existing railway cutting with inert materials and the construction of 60 dwellings with associated new highways, a junction with Stockport Road East, landscaping, parking and amenities.

The site was previously a railway cutting that accommodated a rail line which linked the Glazebrook to Godley Line to the Ashbury Junction to New Mills Junction line. The scheme was designed in such a way that a corridor would be retained along the northern corner of the site in order to enable a future tram/train line to be constructed between the Ashbury Junction to New Mills Junction line and Whitefield Road and then onwards towards Stockport Town Centre.

Peter Whatley's photograph published on Geograph and taken from the crossover bridge at Bredbury Station shows how it looked in 1989.

A contribution to Skywatch Friday.


  1. Looks like they're going to be trying to squeeze a lot into relatively little space.

  2. A pretty sky shot. Will be interesting to see how it looks after the work is done.

  3. I'm always amazed how things transition over time.

  4. Actually there has been no planning approved, in fact planning was declined by Stockport Council on 31/3/16

    1. The council document I read suggested that outline permission had been granted - obviously something will happen here in due course - we shall have to wait and see what actually does occur - probably some modified plan.

  5. So has this not been given the go ahead? Who paid for all the trees to be felled and area cleared? Developer wishful thinking perhaps?

  6. If it was left alone it would regenerate and create a natural area for wildlife. Too much to hope for nowadays I guess.