(covering marple, marple bridge, mellor and compstall)

Month: October 2018

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FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD

  • Close to a quarter (23%) of the UK population eats out once a week or more, according to research by PwC published last year, with the value of the eating-out market in the UK estimated to be in the region of £88 billion pounds.
  • While the proximity of local restaurants may not directly influence a house purchase, the availability of such amenities is certainly a consideration. Unsurprisingly there are significantly more restaurants in London then elsewhere across England and Wales when compared to the number of residents.
  • For fine-dining, the Michelin star guide for 2019 was released earlier this month, including 21 new entries across the UK. All five of the UK’s Michelin three-star restaurants retained their accolade.
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CANAL SIDE LOCATION! A terrace in the heart of Marple offering something a little special

CANAL SIDE LOCATION. A perfect buy to let property is this two bedroom terrace home is well presented throughout and located in the heart of Marple Village. Ideally positioned with beautiful canal walks on your door step and with the benefit of all the local amenities that Marple has to offer. Location at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac with permit parking available (via SMBC).

In brief the property offers to the ground floor; spacious living room which has been tastefully decorated and a focal fireplace. The kitchen diner also offers generous proportions with useful under stairs storage and plenty of space for a dining table. A great space for entertaining family and friends. The rear courtyard backs onto the canal yet still offering a private space to enjoy the outdoors.

The first floor reveals a large double bedroom and a spacious single bedroom with fitted wardrobe. The bathroom offers a four piece suite with walk in shower.

The property offers substantial capital growth as the location alone attracts alot of people with it being so close to central Marple and backing onto the canal, with similar properties on the row going for around the £200,000 mark. Giving you the opportunity to rent the property out for £725 per calendar month and a healthy yield for Marple.

Currently on the market with Julian Wadden, Marple for £185,000.

https://www.julianwadden.co.uk/property-details/28223181/cheshire/marple/townley-terrace?page=1&instruction_type=Sale&address_keyword=Townley+Terrace&minprice=&maxprice=&property_type=&showstc=1&showsold=0

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Planning achieved for Phase 2 of the skate park!

AT LAST! Planning permission for Marple Skatepark Phase II has been granted!

The planning application submitted in December last year was finally granted by Stockport Council yesterday. The plans are for improvements to the small top section of the existing skatepark and the transition to the lower section; plus resurfacing of the existing basketball court and additional fencing, turning the court into a modern Multi-User-GAmes facility (MUGA).

The process has taken a long time because comments objecting to the plans submitted in December were received. Of these comments, the planners decided that one in particular needed to be addressed. This was that “there would be no hard-standing access to the new sports area (existing basketball court)” once the improvements were completed.

This has taken considerable time to reach a satisfactory conclusion, as the only way to provide this without restarting the planning process from scratch was to create a new footpath within the footprint covered by the existing planning application. This forced us down the route of adding a footpath along the top edge of the skatepark area (the strip shaded a peachy colour in the 3D visual).

Unfortunately, RoSPA regulations for skateparks stipulate that you cannot have a footpath closer than 2 metres from a skatepark obstacle or feature. This meant that we effectively lost a 3 metre usable strip in total from the top section of the skatepark. The loss of this space meant that we had to make significant changes to what we had originally hoped to do with the top section design, as you will see if you compare the approved plans with what was originally submitted.

But, we are where we are, and at last it’s approved and we can move forward.

The next stage is to firm up the costs for the whole of Phase II. Discussions are ongoing with the skatepark contractor to confirm their costs for the skatepark element and to satisfy the council’s procedures for a single tender action. The MUGA element of the works is expected to go out on competitive tender before Christmas and once we have both prices finalised we will know how much money we need to undertake the full works planned.

The really good news is that £85,000 of Formal Sports Commuted Sums has been approved by the council for this scheme. We won’t know for a while if this is quite enough to do the whole project but if not, it will certainly be a very significant proportion of it. Obviously once we know, and if there is a shortfall, we will look for ways to raise any extra money that is needed.

It may interest Marple people to know that the formal sports commuted sums have come from the Morris Homes development on Hibbert Lane.

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Located on a popular avenue in Romiley this terrace won’t disappoint

This two bedroom terrace on Birch Avenue, right in the heart of Romiley is a fantastic buy to let opportunity, offering both a fantastic yield and capital growth.

The property is need of slight modernisation and cosmetic improvements, but once works are complete you would look to achieve a healthy 5% yield, this is based on £750 pcm. There is also an option to create a third bedroom, as the master is so large you could create two well proportioned bedrooms. Three bedroom terraces in the area can achieve upto £850 pcm giving a 5.7% yield.

The property comprises to the ground floor; an entrance hallway with stairs leading to the first floor, the bay fronted lounge at the front of the property is well proportioned with the separate dining room at the rear. The larger than average kitchen has plenty of worktop and storage space and breakfast bar. The first floor reveals two double bedrooms, with the possibility to create a third bedroom. The family bathroom has a three piece modern bathroom suite in, a small boxroom is situated next to the bathroom and could be knocked through to create a larger bathroom with space for a shower and a bath.

Externally the property offers a walled front garden and a rear courtyard and outhouse typical with a terrace property.

Currently on the market with Thomas Lardner, Romiley for £179,950.

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-56494590.html

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The Scouts and Guides Bonfire in Brabyns Park

Marple Scout & Guide Community Bonfire & Firework Display

Marple Scouts & Girlguiding Marple are holding their annual Bonfire and Firework Display in Brabyns Park Marple on Saturday 3rd November 2018. The fire will be lit at 7pm with the fireworks at 7.30pm.

Please remember there is limited parking in the surrounding area with only limited disabled parking in Brabyns Park so please bear this in mind and allow plenty of time.

For safety reasons there will be no access to and from Brabyns Park main car park between 5.45pm & 9.00pm and please no personal fireworks including sparklers.

Can we also advise, that for safety reasons, there is no access between the Iron Bridge (Compstall entrance to park) and the main viewing area / car park area after 7.15pm. This will be reopened after the display.

Tickets in advance – Adults (16 and over) £4 & £2 for children (under 5’s free). On the gate, tickets are £6 & £3. Tickets available from Hollins of Marple, Marple Bridge Stores, Marple Post Office and Scout & Guide Leaders.

For more information click here http://www.marplebonfire.co.uk

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Fireworks at Etherow!

I’m sure this will be an amazing night with the fireworks reflecting in the lake! So get your tickets quick

Etherow Sailing Club fireworks display on Sunday 4th November @ 6pm.  Adults only £2 and children just £1! There will be a BBQ, refreshments, Stalls & Children’s rides.

FREE SPARKLERS FOR CHILDREN WHILST STOCKS LAST!

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Why not the Theatre for Halloween?

Romantic connections explode into murder one weekend at The Hollow, home of Sir Henry and Lady Angkatell. Dr John Cristow is a guest, as are Henrietta, his mistress, Veronica, his ex-mistress and Gerda, his wife.

To complicate matters further also present are Edward who is in love with Henrietta and Madge, who is in love with Edward. John’s ex-mistress desires to marry him and though she succeeds in re-opening their affair, he refuses to divorce his wife. Veronica unwisely threatens if she cannot have him no-one else will. Will the audience work it out before the Inspector? That is the $64000 question.

This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD

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JUST 35% OF THOSE AGED 25–34 OWN THEIR OWN HOME

  • Just 35% of 25 to 34 year olds were homeowners in 2017, down from 55% twenty years ago. Only 60% of young adults with a 10% deposit and a loan based on an income multiplier of 4.5, can afford the cheapest properties in their local area according to a new report produced by the Institute of Fiscal Studies.
  • Rising property prices, primarily prior to the financial crisis, compared to incomes have been the major factor in this change. Adjusting for inflation, average house prices in England have risen by 173% over the last twenty years, compared to real incomes of those aged 25 to 34 which have risen by just 19%.
  • Regional disparity in house prices is far more acute than among incomes. Across London and the South East over 90% of young adults would need to save at least six months’ income for a 10% deposit on an average priced home in their area. This compares to under 60% across the North East, North West and Yorkshire and the Humber.
  • The introduction of incentives such as Help to Buy, have undoubtedly proved beneficial for many first-time buyers. Nearly 170,000 have benefitted from a Help to Buy equity loan since its introduction in 2013. Similarly, over 69,000 first-time buyer households have saved on average £2,300 each thanks to the first-time buyer stamp duty tax relief announced in the 2017 Budget.
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