People local to Ardwick Green are urged to give their ideas about what the future of the area should look like.
A consultation about Ardwick Green will gather local people’s views to capture their priorities for future development, which will then act as a guide for any investment in the area in the coming years.
The consultation is important because development in the area – via the Ardwick Green Neighbourhood Development Framework – will need to take into account the principles agreed as part of the survey.
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 a fascinating history – with key links back to the industrial revolution – and therefore has 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 better connected to the rest of the city.
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. (*More information about the regeneration of Brunswick in the notes to editors section below)
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.
The Ardwick Green consultation is now live and will close on 21 August
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Cllr Suzanne Richards, Manchester City Council’s executive member for housing and regeneration, said: “Ardwick is a hidden gem, right on the doorstep of Piccadilly Train Station and a few minutes walk from the city centre. Add into the equation a big public park, affordable homes and the Apollo music venue, this should be one of the most popular places to live in the city.
“No-one knows the potential of an area like the people who live and work there. And I would urge as many people as possible to take part in the survey. The voices of the local community will be invaluable in ensuring that future development reflects, and protects the unique heritage of this area, whilst at the same time meeting the needs of the community