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Re: Footbridge over the Goyt
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2010, 01:26:46 PM »
A decision notice is now on the Stockport Council website.

Several points to note, but here are a couple:

The use of the bridge hereby approved shall be limited to use by pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders only. There shall be no use of the bridge whatsoever by motorised vehicles of any type.

No development shall take place until a drawing detailing the pedestrian / cycle paths that will connect the approved bridge with the wider pedestrian / cycle / highway network has been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The drawing shall include details of how the paths will be surfaced and drained and details of all signage, fencing and gates. The bridge shall not be bought into use until the paths have been constructed in accordance with the approved drawing.


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Re: Footbridge over the Goyt
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2010, 10:43:02 PM »
Jay, in 2007, a large tree was swept down and lodged itself on the weir. When the tree was given a nudge during another river swell, a few of the stones were dislodged. A "hole" appeared in the middle of the weir and since then, more and more damage has occurred. 

Take a peek at these on Flickr:

And this site too!

I can't see it weir being rebuilt. When the footbridge was first proposed it was still in good nick. In fact, this link on the Connect2 site actually shows the tree that started it!!


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Re: Footbridge over the Goyt
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2010, 08:06:00 PM »
I was walking down from Marple garden centre today along side the river Goyt up past Dale Road and was shocked to see the state of the old weir that is along this route. What happened to it? Does anybody know? It's more or less completely collapsed. Is this something to do with this bridge there planning on building?


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Re: Footbridge over the Goyt
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2010, 09:23:19 AM »
Thanks Mark.

And I really must pay more attention ,this footbridge and web links were mentioned in the
Connect 2 Project topic, my apologies.



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Re: Footbridge over the Goyt
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2010, 05:45:59 PM »
This is the (long awaited) Sustrans Connect 2 bridge across the Goyt at the weir near Chadkirk. My understanding is that it is totally funded by Sustrans money. Local issues is fine by me  ;D
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Footbridge over the Goyt
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2010, 02:04:13 PM »
Walking along Vale Road on the gorgeous Saturday evening, we spotted a notice on a telephone post giving notice of a planning application for the construction of a new single span equestrian/cycle/pedestrian footbridge across the river Goyt, east of Vale Road.

The documents can be seen at ...
With all 97 pages of the Feasibility Study at...

A short connection from Vale Road to Hill Top Drive !

estimated cost £276,000

I may be wrong but is hoped that some of the cost will be met by funds from the Sustrans Connect 2 Project

( unfortunately I can't work out if this is a Local Issue or needs to be filed under Miscellaneous )