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Re: Roundabout to demolish swimming baths
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2012, 04:21:30 PM »
No planning application has YET been made with regard to the Stockport Road/Hibbert lane junction. However as part of the planning application the developers will have to show how improvements could be made to the infrastructure so as not to cause traffic chaos in Marple. This will no doubt cause changes to be proposed at the junction adjacent to the baths. These changes could have a negative impact on the number of people using the baths due to reductions in the number of parking spaces available in the locality and difficulty travelling there.
Also part of the proposed development on the Buxton Lane site will have to include a new dry sports facility that will probably include a Gym, open to the public. Marple swimming baths currently operates at a small loss, any changes to the revenues of the baths could result in them becoming uneconomic and thereby eventually closing.
So even though there may be NO direct proposal to demolish the baths, the proposed development on Hibbert Lane could result in the closure of the baths.
Does anyone know we're a supermarket in the area  and I mean Bredury .stockport hazel grove Glosop Causes
Traffic chaos
Do they all go shopping at the same time .

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Re: Roundabout to demolish swimming baths
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2012, 02:48:47 PM »
This will no doubt cause changes to be proposed at the junction adjacent to the baths. These changes could have a negative impact on the number of people using the baths due to reductions in the number of parking spaces available in the locality and difficulty travelling there....... So even though there may be NO direct proposal to demolish the baths, the proposed development on Hibbert Lane could result in the closure of the baths.

I can't see the logic of that.  Surely if road works to improve the junction simply mean losing a few parking spaces in what is already a very small car park, that in itself will not cause the baths to close. There's plenty of other parking within a short walk. 

What we need is the the baths to be demolished and the council to make Asda pay for nice shiny new baths via a Section 106 Agreement.   ;D

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Re: Roundabout to demolish swimming baths
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2012, 02:33:33 PM »
No planning application has YET been made with regard to the Stockport Road/Hibbert lane junction. However as part of the planning application the developers will have to show how improvements could be made to the infrastructure so as not to cause traffic chaos in Marple. This will no doubt cause changes to be proposed at the junction adjacent to the baths. These changes could have a negative impact on the number of people using the baths due to reductions in the number of parking spaces available in the locality and difficulty travelling there.
Also part of the proposed development on the Buxton Lane site will have to include a new dry sports facility that will probably include a Gym, open to the public. Marple swimming baths currently operates at a small loss, any changes to the revenues of the baths could result in them becoming uneconomic and thereby eventually closing.
So even though there may be NO direct proposal to demolish the baths, the proposed development on Hibbert Lane could result in the closure of the baths.

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Re: Roundabout to demolish swimming baths
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2012, 02:27:48 PM »
Like so much of the stuff surrounding the college/supermarket issue, this is pure speculation.  It's based on the possibility that if a planning application is submitted for the construction of a supermarket in Hibbert Lane, and in the (fairly unlikely) event that it is approved, the Council might impose a condition on it that the Hibbert Lane/Stockport Road junction must be rebuilt to cope with an increase in traffic, and that this rebuilding might entail a roundabout, which might just be so big that the baths would have to be demolished.   On the other hand, the council might do nothing of the sort..........    ;)

If this improbable scenario were to happen, however, it would probably be good news, because the council would almost certainly require the developers to fund the construction of new swimming baths on another site.  Like, er, Hibbert Lane?  :D

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Roundabout to demolish swimming baths
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2012, 12:16:40 PM »
I have heard rumours about ASDA/Tesco planning to situate a roundabout at the T junction right next to Marple Swimming Baths, which would result in the swimming baths being demolished, I was just wandering if anyone knows if these rumours are actually true or if it is just hearsay?

Thanks!