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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #299 on: January 03, 2021, 06:18:21 PM »
Option 3 clearly looks to be the best even if the pool is disappointing in size. However I've had previous experience of dealing with third party organisation in projects like this (NHS and the Police) and wonder with their involvement and the way they drag their feet if option 3 would be completed in my life time. Option 1 is the only one that seems to offer any hope that I'd get a swim in Marple before I die.

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« Reply #298 on: January 03, 2021, 03:10:53 PM »
Consultation / Public Engagement  on Leisure and Community Hub in Marple ends tomorrow!

Make sure you have your say before the consultation end tomorrow!

https://www.marple.website/community-projects/marple-community-hub.html
Done option 3 voted for

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #297 on: January 03, 2021, 11:28:10 AM »
Consultation / Public Engagement  on Leisure and Community Hub in Marple ends tomorrow!

Make sure you have your say before the consultation end tomorrow!

https://www.marple.website/community-projects/marple-community-hub.html

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« Reply #296 on: December 12, 2020, 07:37:24 AM »
just bumping this post to the top of the thread....

HAVE YOUR SAY... On initial plans for a new Leisure and Community Hub in Marple

Stockport Council is consulting with residents until 4 January 2021




At last you can have your say on initial plans for a new Leisure and Community Hub in Marple!

Stockport Council and GT3 Architects are consulting with residents until 4 January 2021 on a replacement for Marple Library, Marple Pool and maybe more.

See the full story here:

https://www.marple.website/community-projects/marple-community-hub.html

This video is a great explanation of the plans and options:



Here are the plans and options in pdf format:

https://consultation.stockport.gov.uk/policy-performance-and-reform/marple-leisure-and-community-hub-phase-2-public-en/user_uploads/19018-gt3-marple-leisure-and-community-hub---public-engagement-december-2020.pdf

Have your say here:

https://consultation.stockport.gov.uk/policy-performance-and-reform/marple-leisure-and-community-hub-phase-2-public-en/

Here are outline plans of the 3 options:






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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #295 on: December 08, 2020, 01:44:17 PM »
Option wise a hybrid between 2 & 3 would be better, all the pedestrianisation and using Parkfield avenue seems like a waste of tarmac and space.

Does the memorial park have any original covenants in place like the Rec ?.

As the whole scheme is going to cost literally millions, why compromise on a tiny 25 x 8.5m 4 lane Pool when we could fit a competition sized 25 x 13m 6 lane pool, surely an extra couple of metres would also pay off by allowing competitions and bus access for schools etc without having to escape Marple and use Grand Central.

We have the space and aren't paying for the land, I presume the original pool would be sold to a supermarket to at least fund some of these design works ?.

From a design point of view the fitness suite really should face towards the play area and towards marple bridge instead of directly at Hollins house. Not sure the sight of sweaty young fitness types would be appreciated by the seniors!.

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #294 on: December 08, 2020, 10:44:47 AM »
My understanding is (although it could be way out of date) that the Scouts opted out of any plans to move and re-develop or share spaces quite some time ago. All three proposals show the Scout Hut remaining where it is.

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That is my understanding from recent discussion with the council too. The scouts own their building and do not wish to be part of the community scheme.

Space and flexibility-wise that's a shame but I can understand why - they have invested heavily in the facilities they have.

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« Reply #293 on: December 08, 2020, 09:54:10 AM »
My understanding is (although it could be way out of date) that the Scouts opted out of any plans to move and re-develop or share spaces quite some time ago. All three proposals show the Scout Hut remaining where it is.

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« Reply #292 on: December 08, 2020, 09:48:22 AM »
I'm not sure how discussions with the Police and the Scouts are going, but if those organisations were also relocated, then the car park next to the fire station could be used as an access point onto Hollins Lane. Then there would be three options, Parkfield, Hollins Lane and the current entrance to the park.
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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #291 on: December 07, 2020, 11:16:32 AM »
I don't see Parkfield as an issue, especially if it was part of a one way system or the junction was remodelled somehow.

Driving past the other day I had a good look at the junction of Parkfield Avenue and Station Road.  I think those who see this as a problem have a point - in particular, the junctions of Parkfield Ave and Hollins Lane are close together, and the traffic on Station Road sometimes goes quite fast. But a one-way system looks like it could work, with visitors to the new centre entering via Parkfield and exiting via a new road a bit further along towards the canal.

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« Reply #290 on: December 06, 2020, 06:54:24 PM »
I also agree that option 3 is the best option. The pedestrianising of the current entrance could give future opportunities for events such as a ‘foodie  Friday’ similar to Romiley. It will also give back some green space that the community have lost from the schools and college selling off the land for housing.

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« Reply #289 on: December 03, 2020, 10:47:49 PM »
Snap!

The junction for Romiley baths isn't good - too narrow, on a bend with fast moving traffic and cars joining from other side streets - but we've managed with it for the past however many months. This is why I don't see Parkfield as an issue, especially if it was part of a one way system or the junction was remodelled somehow.

Exciting times - Let's hope our local councillors don't mess it up.
Ive filled form in no3  option for me bring it all together ,could be very good if they dont cock it up .

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« Reply #288 on: December 03, 2020, 02:07:45 PM »
Snap!

The junction for Romiley baths isn't good - too narrow, on a bend with fast moving traffic and cars joining from other side streets - but we've managed with it for the past however many months. This is why I don't see Parkfield as an issue, especially if it was part of a one way system or the junction was remodelled somehow.

Exciting times - Let's hope our local councillors don't mess it up.

Don't worry, I was being a bit tongue in cheek!   It is quite a slog on the bike up to the top of Mellor and much as its great aerobic exercise, I  wouldn't blame anyone for not wanting to do it!  Although it's not a bad cycle to Romiley pool along the canal towpath.  Or even up that nice cycle lane they built alongside Otterspool Road ;) 

But equally I do drive to Romiley as well as cycling.  The children have their lessons there now.  And I kinda look forward to when they can go somewhere nearer to the house again!

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Re: Marple Swimming Pool currently closed
« Reply #287 on: December 03, 2020, 11:41:10 AM »
Understood. I was more thinking of families taking kids for swimming lessons, or people attending the exercise classes in the fitness studio. I permanently work from home and pre-covid, I used to drive to Romiley four times a week from Marple at lunchtimes. I will do so again once I'm vaccinated but I'd much prefer to walk to a Marple facility.

Don't worry, I was being a bit tongue in cheek!   It is quite a slog on the bike up to the top of Mellor and much as its great aerobic exercise, I  wouldn't blame anyone for not wanting to do it!  Although it's not a bad cycle to Romiley pool along the canal towpath.  Or even up that nice cycle lane they built alongside Otterspool Road ;) 

But equally I do drive to Romiley as well as cycling.  The children have their lessons there now.  And I kinda look forward to when they can go somewhere nearer to the house again!

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« Reply #286 on: December 03, 2020, 11:34:18 AM »
As a resident of Hollins Green Road I have to admit that pulling out on to Station Road can sometimes be a nightmare (especially as people seem to be parking on the roadside further and further up Station Road but that's a different subject) and I've nearly been in a few accidents because of it. Where Parkfield Ave is, I fear it'll be much the same and the house on the corner has high trees/bushes, making vision towards Marple Bridge even trickier. Traffic lights would be an eyesore, stem the flow of traffic and not overly fair on the residents on Station Road either.

Option 3 is by far the best option but with access from where it is now in my opinion. I'm not a swimmer (as I'm horrific at it and will stick to running) but I can't help but feel that a 4 lane pool won't be adequate. With a nice new facility there will be more people wanting to swim, including new swimmers and the pool will soon be overloaded. With the opportunity of a brand new facility, a 6 lane pool should without question be looked at.

Exciting stuff though  :)

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« Reply #285 on: December 03, 2020, 11:11:43 AM »
I personally don't see any increase in existing issues with traffic in Option 3.

If those driving to the baths are from Compstall / Bridge / Mellor a junction on Station Road is the correct side of things and reduces traffic movements through the district centre. A route from High Lane becomes more complicated unless traffic routes down Cross Lane.

Parkfield Ave is currently used by the police who exit it on blue lights, I'm not aware of any issues / accidents. Hollins Lane is a busy road that has a lot of traffic movements which is generally issue free. There may also be the option of using the 'Fire station' car park if links between the two places were improved as well as the Asda car park. This diversifies the routes people will choose when looking to park.

These are just outline plans. Once a decision has been made there will be a detailed look into the specifics which may include redesign of that junction. There may even be a compromise with a one way system, traffic entering using Parkfield and moving through to join Stockport Road using Memorial Park Drive or the reverse.

It would be a shame to pass up the option of a much better designed community hub on the off chance that one junction may not be perfect, especially when it is accepted by most that we want to see an overall reduction in traffic movement in Marple.

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