SEMMMS Strategy

Refreshing the SEMMM Strategy

The local authorities within the SEMMMS area and TfGM are working together to refresh the SEMMM Strategy up to 2040.

This refresh is needed to take account of what has been achieved since the original strategy was published in 2001, and also the current growth and spatial planning context which will impact on the SEMMMS area in the future. A draft strategy will be put forward for public consultation in Spring 2018.

As a first stage in the refresh process and to help inform the development of the Stockport Local Plan, Stockport Council undertook an initial public consultation on the transport issues and options in Stockport  min Autumn 2017. As part of this ‘Issues and Options’ phase of refreshing the SEMMM Strategy Cheshire East Council are now seeking views on the key issues affecting transport in the SEMMM Strategy area of Cheshire East and the possible options to improve how people travel. To give your views and find out more please visit:

A paper has been produced which identifies the ongoing transport challenges and issues in Stockport, and identifies a series of potential solutions which could be delivered in Stockport as part of a multi-modal package of interventions. To find out more and to give your views, please visit:

The South East Manchester Multi-Modal Strategy is a 20 year strategy covering an area to the south east of Manchester including parts of Cheshire East, Derbyshire, Stockport and Tameside local authority areas.

In Spring 2001 the South East Manchester Multi-Modal Strategy (SEMMMS) was accepted by the Government.

Since then the Local Authorities within the SEMMMS area – Cheshire East, Derbyshire, Manchester, Stockport and Tameside, together with Transport for Greater Manchester, have been working hard to deliver the various elements of the strategy.

The 20 year strategy was developed to deal with existing and predicted transport problems in the area and aims to:

  • Improve public transport
  • Improve the use of road space
  • Encourage transport change
  • Encourage urban regeneration
  • Improve highways

For a full report on the SEMMMS Strategy view the SEMMMS Strategy Final Report 2001 (PDF13.5mb).