Manchester City Council

Planning & regeneration North Manchester Strategic Regeneration Framework

About the North Manchester Strategic Regeneration Framework

Heaton Park: Heaton Hall

In 2002, Manchester City Council commissioned EDAW Consultancy to prepare a Strategic Regeneration Framework (SRF) to provide a vision for the renaissance of the whole of North Manchester for the next ten years.

Following extensive consultation across North Manchester, the framework was adopted by the City Council in 2004. It embodies the unity of purpose shown by the community, Manchester City Council, private and public sectors in their ambitions to realise an ambition and a vision to create:

A series of high quality sustainable communities each providing a broad range of living facilities and services that meet the life demands of existing and new residents.

It identifies the catalysts and opportunities, which can accelerate this change. The overriding ambition is to create neighbourhoods of choice.

Landmark projects and schemes are now coming to fruition bringing positive change to the landscape and profile of North Manchester. In the last three years a tremendous momentum has been fuelled by the ongoing delivery of the following:

  • North City Library and MANCAT 6th Form College
  • Redevelopment of Cheetham District centre
  • North City district centre and Harpurhey Market
  • Approval of the Local Plans
  • Building Schools for the Future programme
  • New children's centres in Charlestown, Blackley and Crumpsall
  • North City Family and Fitness Centre
  • Central Business Park
  • Manchester Fort Retail Park
  • Newlands woodland transformation at Moston Vale
  • Housing Market Renewal programme
  • Heaton Park restoration Phases 1 and 2
  • New Private Sector Housing developments

There is no complacency. Major challenges lie ahead.

There is however a renewed confidence and energy pouring out from the top of the city. The over-riding conviction is that a corner has been turned and that North Manchester is placing itself right back on the map.

If you would like to view the full North Manchester Strategic Framework document it is available to download from this website.

If you would like to find out more information on the North Manchester SRF or wish to obtain a hard copy please contact North Manchester Regeneration Team

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