6.5 As shown in Chapter 4, the study’s objectives were adapted from those which underpin the Greater Manchester Local Transport Plan (GMLTP). It was shown that the derived study objectives are consistent with those which underpin the (draft) Regional Planning Guidance and the Cheshire and Derbyshire Local Transport Plans. The GMLTP SOUTH EAST objectives, and so by definition those adopted by this study, are intended to act against the decentralisation experienced in the Manchester conurbation in the last 10 to 15 years. Consequently, the SEMMMS (and GMLTP) objectives point naturally towards improved public transport services:

• on radial routes to the city centre;

• to established town centres such as Stockport, Wilmslow and Macclesfield;

• to brownfield development sites such as the East Manchester Regeneration Area

just to the north of the Core Study Area; and

• to the Airport.