Issue details

Application to establish Marple Neighbourhood Forum

An application has been submitted by the Prospective Neighbourhood Forum, which seeks to establish a Neighbourhood Forum relating to the designated Marple Neighbourhood Area under the provisions of the Localism Act 2011.

To take advantage of Neighbourhood Planning powers in non-parished areas it is necessary to formally establish a Neighbourhood Forum (no more than one per Neighbourhood Area) which is empowered to undertake Neighbourhood Planning activities. It is the responsibility of the Council to determine applications which seek to establish Neighbourhood Areas or Forums. The Council must determine whether the application meets the necessary regulatory requirements and approve a neighbourhood forum.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects 2 or more wards;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Marple North; Marple South & High Lane;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/10/2016

Decision due: 15 Nov 2016 by Executive

Decision due: 1 Dec 2016 by Council Meeting

Lead member: Executive Councillor (Economy & Regeneration)

Lead director: Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive

Department: Place and Regeneration

Contact: Emma Curle, Services to Place Email: Tel: 0161-474-3542.

Consultation process

An advert went in the Stockport Express August 10th 2016, the Council is required by the Neighbourhood Planning (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 to publicise the Neighbourhood Forum application for a period of 6 weeks before determining it.


The application and supporting documents are available on the neighbourhood planning webpage (viewable online at They can also be viewed upon request during regular opening hours at: Fred Perry House, Edward Street, Stockport SK1 3XE or Marple Library, Memorial Park, Marple, Stockport SK6 6BA

Forward Plan Reference: R&G 6

Equality and/or Environmental Impact Assessment: An EqIA / EIA will be undertaken as appropriate.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee for the purpose of call-in: Environment & Economy


Agenda items


  • Application to establish Marple Neighbourhood Forum