STOCKPORT is set to receive a £100 million cash injection as an urban housing boom promises to breath new life into the town centre.
Over 1,200 new flats, based around St Peter's Square and Hillgate, are planned to go up within the next five years.
Construction work or planning proceedings have already started on more than ten developments and include proposals for a 110 bedroom hotel off St Peter's Square.
Council officials believe the draw of over 2,000, mainly young adults into the area will provide a major boost for the local economy.
The investment represents the first major step towards the £500 million 'Masterplan' vision for the town centre, which was trumpeted by the council at a launch exhibition last December.
Masterplan project director Sandy Penfold said: "You need a resident population to stimulate an area; a town centre without people living in it is dead."...
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