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 early 2018.

As a first stage in the refresh process and to help inform the development of the Stockport Local Plan, Stockport Council is undertaking an initial public consultation on the transport issues and options in Stockport.

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).

To find out more about the progress of the SEMMMS Strategy view the SEMMMS Quality Bus Corridors Programme Report (pdf 3.48Mb) on the Transport for Greater Manchester website.