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« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2017, 08:57:49 AM »
I agree that Marple is in decline. It is no longer the viberant town that it was twenty/thirty years ago. It has become run down and has to many charity shops. The charity shop in the old blockbuster shop looks scruffy!!
If you look at the regeneration of Poynton- in my opinion this has been a success and people travel to go there!! We need to encourage more specialist shops to open up in Marple - encourage the existing shops to open later. The Wednesday half day closing is out of date. Marple has the potential to be a great place that people choose to visit.

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« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2017, 10:13:41 PM »
yes it is in decline afraid what with Banks  closing and going part time . noticed the ladies knicker shop is closing as well .its not very inviting at the moment Marple

Banks are closing everywhere.  There is nothing unique to Marple on that front.  There is a Lloyds closing soon near Piccadilly bus station but that doesn't mean Manchester city centre is dying.  Just that the business model of banks is changing due to the majority of people preferring to bank online.  I go into a branch once or twice a year.  I dislike branches closing but realistically I don't go in them.

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« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2017, 02:42:29 PM »

You're right, Marple has been in a slow decline for years and really needs a kick up the arse to bring it in to this century! Market street could be fabulous and a place where people from outside Marple come to shop / eat and could really benefit the community with jobs etc.
yes it is in decline afraid what with Banks  closing and going part time . noticed the ladies knicker shop is closing as well .its not very inviting at the moment Marple

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« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2017, 11:23:37 AM »
When the shop on the right as you look at them from Market Street and which was a sweet shop called "The Bon Bon" closed and came up for sale, I remember my father (who at the time, was a big(gish) bug in the then Chamber of Trade) commenting that it would be difficult to sell it as a shop as there was a covenant on the property which restricted its use as a retail outlet. I was only in my teens so I can't remember the details but doubtless someone else knows.

Further to Market Street, I sat outside "All Things Nice", having coffee, a week or so ago and it struck me how tatty Market Street was looking with cheap-looking shop fronts (with a few exceptions). The general appearance of the street doesn't look exactly inviting to shoppers who don't know the area very well.

I found it quite sad.


You're right, Marple has been in a slow decline for years and really needs a kick up the arse to bring it in to this century! Market street could be fabulous and a place where people from outside Marple come to shop / eat and could really benefit the community with jobs etc.

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« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2017, 10:08:40 PM »
The planning application for this is now on the Stockport MBC website - reference DC/065826. Full title "Demolition of existing buildings and erection of mixed use development comprising 20 apartments and A1 retail floorspace".

It looks very similar to the initial consultation scheme EXCEPT THAT the ground floor of the building near the road is now a shop. Originally there were 24 apartments.

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« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2016, 12:22:04 PM »
I'm sure far more dilapidated buildings have been renovated for similar cause. This scheme looks thoroughly unimaginative and I don't understand the thinking behind knocking that building down and then having a damn car park fronting onto the street, while two large apartment buildings are stuck at the back completely overlooking existing residents homes.

It also seems a real shame that the (former retail?) units fronting the top of Market St can't be brought back into that use. There will surely be demand at some point, as local centres seem to flourish with independents and cafes (great location just down from the canal too). Even if they were demolished and this end of the centre given a mini supermarket it would be better and help to gently expand the retail centre and provide some choice.

Having a bland apartment building looking down Market St and a car park in place of that characterful piece of history seems a poor aspiration.
When the shop on the right as you look at them from Market Street and which was a sweet shop called "The Bon Bon" closed and came up for sale, I remember my father (who at the time, was a big(gish) bug in the then Chamber of Trade) commenting that it would be difficult to sell it as a shop as there was a covenant on the property which restricted its use as a retail outlet. I was only in my teens so I can't remember the details but doubtless someone else knows.

Further to Market Street, I sat outside "All Things Nice", having coffee, a week or so ago and it struck me how tatty Market Street was looking with cheap-looking shop fronts (with a few exceptions). The general appearance of the street doesn't look exactly inviting to shoppers who don't know the area very well.

I found it quite sad.

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« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2016, 12:06:40 PM »
It would be nice if there was some 1 bed room and studio flats rather then all 2 bed, however I expect the requirement to provide a parking space for each flat stopped that, so not allowing cheaper flats to be built.
Why? Are you unaware that those of us who live alone actually enjoy having visitors to stay?

Why should we be expected to be ghetto-ised in one bedroom flats, to say nothing of a rabbit hutch that used to be called a bed-sit?

It's time people who should know better started treating widow/ers, spinsters and bachelors like all other tax payers rather than nuisances to be swept under the carpet.

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« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2016, 06:34:10 PM »
New supermarket? Really?
I think we have plenty of choice in Marple. All the local independent shops sell everything we need along with Iceland, co-op and Asda.

We went to Poynton a couple of weeks ago. What a shock to see this delightful village full of supermarkets. Waitrose and a large Aldi with many smaller ones.
This once had a great butcher, greengrocer and bakery. Although it did look like a new bakery was starting up.
Surely we don't want Marple to go down the same route.
Just what we need in Marple if we had room to build them .

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« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2016, 11:01:59 AM »
New supermarket? Really?
I think we have plenty of choice in Marple. All the local independent shops sell everything we need along with Iceland, co-op and Asda.

We went to Poynton a couple of weeks ago. What a shock to see this delightful village full of supermarkets. Waitrose and a large Aldi with many smaller ones.
This once had a great butcher, greengrocer and bakery. Although it did look like a new bakery was starting up.
Surely we don't want Marple to go down the same route.

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« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2016, 10:35:25 AM »
I'm sure far more dilapidated buildings have been renovated for similar cause. This scheme looks thoroughly unimaginative and I don't understand the thinking behind knocking that building down and then having a damn car park fronting onto the street, while two large apartment buildings are stuck at the back completely overlooking existing residents homes.

It also seems a real shame that the (former retail?) units fronting the top of Market St can't be brought back into that use. There will surely be demand at some point, as local centres seem to flourish with independents and cafes (great location just down from the canal too). Even if they were demolished and this end of the centre given a mini supermarket it would be better and help to gently expand the retail centre and provide some choice.

Having a bland apartment building looking down Market St and a car park in place of that characterful piece of history seems a poor aspiration.

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« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2016, 09:24:47 PM »
It's a magnificent looking building. It would be a great pity to lose it.

The building inside is in a terrible state and would require massive reworking to make it habitable.  Much easier to knock it down and purpose build something that meets current building regulations.

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« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2016, 12:51:24 PM »
It's a magnificent looking building. It would be a great pity to lose it.

Then put in a offer, buy it yourself and put it to a good usage.....   Otherwise don't complain when someone else takes action to provide much needed housing.

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« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2016, 09:14:56 PM »
That's the Albert Schools building. It looks as if it's been going downhill for a long time:

It looks pretty terrible now.

It's a magnificent looking building. It would be a great pity to lose it.

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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2016, 06:51:00 PM »
It would be nice if there was some 1 bed room and studio flats rather then all 2 bed, however I expect the requirement to provide a parking space for each flat stopped that, so not allowing cheaper flats to be built.

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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2016, 12:08:45 PM »
The plot would become even better if the garage site could be purchased too. Residential, retail or a maybe even a combination.

If I was a neighbour of the site I'd probably prefer residential. Be interesting to know how neighbours feel.
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