As I understand it, the Council consider this development essential to:
- fund the development of St Peters Square; and
- provide a noise barrier between the square and the A6.
While I understand these points, a large part of Stockport's problem is that the town centre is invisible from the A6. A large number of commuters and travellers pass through Stockport thinking there is not much there except a Town Hall and a MacDonalds. I would have thought that some sort of visual link between the A6 and the town centre is essential to boost the commercial and tourist development of the town.