Last call for views into consultation on an extension to Ardwick Green Framework

Residents, businesses, local community, and all stakeholders are being asked to look again at new proposals for Ardwick Green.

The online consultation is being relaunched today (12 May 2021) with a proposal to extend the area of the Ardwick Green Neighbourhood Development Framework (NDF), which was originally consulted on last year.

The NDF Extension area includes land to the east and around the Nicholls campus and is bounded by Hyde Road to the south, Devonshire Street North to the east, the railway viaduct (Temperance Street) to the north and Union Street, Palfrey Place and Dalberg Street to the west.

This NDF will guide the future development and regeneration of the area so it is vital that the local community, residents, businesses, and landowners to have their say so that the council can incorporate this feedback before producing a final version of the NDF for endorsement by the Council later this summer.

Affordable housing is a key tenet of the Ardwick approach, helping to meet demand for new high quality affordable housing, close to the city that Manchester people can access and lay down roots - encouraging people to remain in the area long-term to build a strong, lasting community.

Already within walking distance of Piccadilly train station, along with major development at Mayfield (as well as HS2), Ardwick has a huge amount of potential that can be maximised in line with the regeneration of neighbouring areas - and will complement the continuing regeneration effort of nearby Brunswick.

Currently an area characterised by a range of different uses, with a range of smaller, defined areas, the vision for Ardwick is to celebrate the different parts of the area but bring together the neighbourhood with a holistic approach, centred around the community.

Cllr Suzanne Richards, Manchester City Council’s executive member for housing and regeneration, said:

“We are relaunching the consultation on Ardwick Green as we want to incorporate a wider area into the Framework than we had originally planned. We have already consulted on plans, but these new plans cover a bigger area, so we want to ensure that we get feedback from as many people as possible before we produce a final version of the document.

"It is important that we get this right and that it reflects the vision of not just the council but everyone who lives, works and has a stake in the future of Ardwick Green and its community."

The consultation ends on 23 June 2021.

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