Manchester's Ardwick Green heritage, housing and net zero regeneration
Ardwick Green regeneration plan - courtesy Manchester City Council
A new consultation has started this week giving the people of Manchester a chance to be part of a new story around the area regeneration of Ardwick Green, within walking distance of Piccadilly train station, along with the major developments at Mayfield.
An initial survey over the summer invited local people to give their thoughts on the principles of Ardwick Green Neighbourhood Development Framework, but now a full public consultation will gather local people's view to capture their priorities for future development, which will then act as a guide for any investment in the area in the coming years.
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.
Ardwick has links back to the industrial revolution and an eclectic mix of architecture revolving around the central public Ardwick Green park. The consultation will ask how this green space - along with other emerging green spaces in the neighbourhood - can be better used in the future and how the community can be more connected to the rest of the city.
Cllr Suzanne Richards, Manchester City Council's executive member for housing and regeneration, said:
'Ardwick Green contains some real hidden gems of Georgian heritage and is situated between the Mayfield and Brunswick regeneration areas. This draft framework is the next piece in the regeneration jigsaw and seeks to secure the future of Ardwick Green and its community. It has been developed in consultation with residents and businesses and rightly puts zero carbon, affordable housing and connectivity front centre'.