Residents are being encouraged to have their say in the regeneration of the Northern Gateway area, which will involve the building of 15,000 new homes over the next two decades.
The Manchester City Council and Far East Consortium project will transform north Manchester from Angel Meadows to Queens Park – including Collyhurst, New Cross and the Lower Irk Valley.
Seven new neighbourhoods will be created, each connected through high quality green spaces and public squares. Three thousand of the 15,000 new homes will be affordable and well connected with improved transport infrastructure and enhanced walking and cycling routes.
Cllr Suzanne Richards, Manchester City Council’s executive member for culture and leisure, said: “I would encourage as many people as possible to attend a drop-in session and fill in the consultation questionnaire.
“We want to get this right, and to do this we need your opinions, your hopes for the area, and your concerns. They will be used to shape the plans for the Northern Gateway over the next two decades.”
SMEDLEY DIP: An artist’s impression of the Cheetham Hill area
The feedback received will be used to help shape the final Strategic Regeneration Framework, set to be completed later in the year.
Six drop-in events are planned across the Northern Gateway area during August and September:
● Wednesday August 15 – 11am to 3:30pm at Yes Community Centre, 35-39 Southchurch Parade, Collyhurst, M40 7GE
● Thursday August 16 – 2:30pm to 7pm at PLANT @ NOMA, Redfern Building, Dantzic Street, Manchester, M4 4AH
● Wednesday August 22 – 2:30pm to 7:30pm at Church of the Saviour, Eggington Street, Collyhurst, Manchester, M40 7RN
● Tuesday September 4 – 2:30pm to 7pm at Abbott Community Primary School, Livesey Street, Manchester, M40 7PR
● Wednesday September 5 – 11am to 4pm at The Federation, Federation House, 2 Federation Street, Manchester, M4 4BF
● Thursday September 6 – 11am to 4pm at Aldbourne Close Retirement Scheme, 20 Aldbourne Close, Collyhurst, M40 8NE
Paper copies of the consultation questionnaire will be available at the drop-in sessions and an online version is available here: www.manchester.gov.uk/consultations
Read the draft Northern Gateway regeneration document and find out more about the project here: www.northerngatewaymanchester.co.uk
The deadline for submitting your comments is Monday October 1.
Images courtesy of Adriette Myburgh, with thanks.