Stockport Council Planning Decision Statement

At the meeting of Stockport Council’s Planning and Highways Committee on 11 January members voted 7 to 5 against the planning officials’ recommendation to approve.

Following the decision Mark Geraghty, Chief Executive of Seashell Trust, said:

”We are obviously very disappointed and somewhat surprised by the committee’s decision to go against the planning officers’ recommendation and refuse our application for the new school and campus at Seashell Trust.

We have been working incredibly hard for more than two years now to answer questions asked of us by the planning team and we firmly believe  we have proved beyond doubt the need for a new school and campus of this nature and the very special circumstances that allow the committee to approve the application.

We are now going to discuss our options and decide on next steps”.