Consultations and surveys Withington Public Realm project – Consultation on proposed designs

Public meetings

This consultation is now closed.

Manchester City Council is working together with the local community to improve Withington Village. 

Following extensive local consultation, the Withington Village Draft Framework was published in summer of 2020. Two of its priorities were: 

  • To create a square in front of the library 
  • To improve Copson Street by making it more pedestrian friendly 

The next step was to successfully secure funding by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund to bring these two projects forward, and this was done through a successful bid. 

In August 2023 we spoke to businesses in the area about their needs in terms of access for both deliveries and customers, and their feedback was used to create the outline designs which we are now sharing to get your feedback. If plans are approved following further consultation, work would be due to start on the ground in autumn 2024. 

Public meetings

The following meetings have been organised to allow people affected by the scheme to ask questions and give us their feedback, both online and in person.

  • Face-to-face drop in event on:

    Wednesday 7 February , 4.00pm to 7.00pm at Withington Library, 410 Wilmslow Road, Withington, Manchester M20 3BD.

    If you would like to receive copies of the plans that will be on show at the event, please email
  • Online public meeting on:

    Thursday 8 February from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, email to receive a link to a Microsoft teams meeting.

Please have a look, and let us know what you think of the proposals using the web form below. You can also email any questions or comments on the scheme to

Read about Rutherford Place

Read about Copson Street

The consultation is live from 22 January to 19 February 2024

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