Friday, March 05, 2010

Gateway Markers Rejected

The Area Committee meeting on Thursday 4th March rejected all six applications for Gateway Markers, the sixth being an arch on Bridge Street, on the grounds that they were not appropriate for a conservation area. The Trust is now hoping to be included in future consultations to get archways and markers that will enhance the old town area, rather than clash with it.
Stockport Heritage Trust is opposed to the plans to put 5, six metre high, stainless steel towers on the roads leading into the historic Market Place and Underbanks.

The Trust does not consider these markers to be an appropriate material for the old town Conservation Area.

They are far too large, shiny, modern and do not indicate that they are welcoming you into the old part of Stockport.

In fact completely unsuitable for the job they were designed for.