New Cross is latest city development scheme

MANCHESTER City Council bosses have unveiled their plan to transform one of the last undeveloped parts of the city.

The regeneration  programme is for the New Cross zone on the north eastern fringe of Manchester, where there could be hundreds of apartments and town houses as well as commercial enterprises.

A Draft Neighbourhood Development Framework Report has been presented to the local authority’s executive  recommending endorsement of the scheme
It outlines proposals for residential and commercial development in order to increase housing sup-ply and “support economic growth objectives and to create new employment opportunities”.

New Cross is surrounded by the distinct neighbourhoods of Collyhurst to the north, Ancoats to the east, the Angel Meadow and NOMA area in the west and the City Centre and the Northern Quarter in the South.

The area formed part of the early industrial expansion of the city centre northwards and was characterised by the development of mill complexes, warehouses and workers accommodation, although the area played a more secondary role to the more established industrial districts of Ancoats and Angel Meadow.
New Cross area developed throughout the19th and early 20th century as a distinctive, mixed-use district, with a grid street pattern that has been preserved within portions of the study area and serves as one of its key character assets, along with surviving heritage landmarks and listed buildings.

The development is in addition to other landmark projects including NOMA and the Ancoats and New Islington, as well as Collyhurst and the Lower Irk Valley.

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