Updated development guidelines have been drafted for Ancoats and New Islington together with neighbouring New Cross to give clearer guidance on Manchester’s long-term ambitions for the areas and to guide planning decisions.
The refreshed guidelines were agreed by Manchester City Council Executive in July and are now open for public consultation.
Ancoats and New Islington has seen increased developer interest since the last framework was approved in 2014 with regeneration expanding to northern parts of Ancoats and along the Ashton Canal/Pollard Street corridor.
The Draft Neighbourhood Development Framework sets out the long-term ambitions for the area as a high quality, sustainable and distinctive residential area that will support future residential growth as part of the planned expansion of the city centre in the next 10 to 15 years.
New Cross spans an area on the city’s northeastern edge bounded by Swan Street; Livesey Street; Rochdale Road and Bromley Street; and Oldham Road. The new framework will provide clear development principles within this area to ensure high quality new development, ensure that opportunities for residential and commercial development are maximised and guide how regeneration would progress.
Local businesses and stakeholders are being asked to comment and a public drop in session is being held at St Michael’s Church, Ancoats, from 2pm to 7pm on Thursday 29 September 2016.
Specific questions and comments can be sent to the city council’s strategic development team: firstname.lastname@example.org