Manchester City Council have announced proposals for the Regeneration of Ancoats and New Islington (detailed below) providing a number of Open Days for people to view these proposals and offer their comments.
All comments must be received by 22nd of July.
Ancoats Dispensary must play a key community role within any regeneration – 98% of local residents asked during our 2013 public consultation agreed! Now here is another chance for everybody to have their say on the Dispensary, Ancoats and New Islington.
The following announcement was published by Manchester City Council here.
"Regeneration of Ancoats and New Islington.
Here’s an update on what’s been happening in Ancoats and New Islington, information about how the area will improve in the future, and the chance to tell us what you think.
What we’re doing
A 'neighourhood development framework' describes the plans in detail. It shows how Ancoats and New Islington will benefit from:
- High quality homes to rent and buy in a well-managed environment
- Public spaces that take advantage of the area’s conservation status, architectural variety, historic buildings and canalside location
- Neighbourhoods with residential, retail, office and leisure facilities that will encourage a family-friendly community.
The story so far
Manchester needs more good quality housing. Ancoats and New Islington is making a big contribution with a range of new homes.
It's a key location for housing. We're close to the city centre, there's excellent public transport, and the canals, marina, and Cottonfields park contribute breathing space and relaxation in an urban environment. Cutting Room Square, at the heart of Ancoats, is a place to relax and meet people.
A new primary school makes it an attractive area for families.
Eye-catching housing developments include homes at Bengal Mill, Chips in New Islington, and Milners Wharf.
Other successful projects include the £1.4 million refurbishment of St Peter’s Church - now a rehearsal space for the famous Halle Orchestra.
What’s happening next?
We will work with developers and landowners to build more new homes and business spaces on empty and underused spaces.
The improvements, including the creative use of older buildings, will complement the character of the area and its network of historic street and canals.
There'll be a pedestrian-friendly environment, with better connections to the city centre and east Manchester.
See much more detail in the Ancoats and New Islington neighourhood development framework.
Find out more and talk to expert staff at one of our open days. Drop in any time...
- Thursday 3 July - 2.30pm to 7pm , St Michael's church, Ancoats
- Thursday 17 July - 2.30pm to 7pm, Vivid Lounge, Great Ancoats Street
- Tuesday 22 July - 8am to 10am, Unit 2, Royal Mills, Redhill Street, Ancoats
What do you think?
We’ll consult local people in detail as the plans develop. Meanwhile what do you think of the proposals for Ancoats and New Islington so far? The closing date for comments is: Tuesday 22 July 2014. Tell us what you think."