14/09/2012 - 28/10/2012
We want to hear your comments on proposed plans being submitted to Manchester City Council
to create new community facilities.
The proposals cover 16 acres of Beswick and Openshaw West, taking in the land around Grey Mare Lane and Alan Turing Way, including the development site to the south-west corner of the City Football Academy.
Click link to see the proposed plans in detail
These will help transform the area and benefit local people by creating jobs, a sixth-form college, leisure facilities and new shops.
The new facilities aim to create 195 new jobs and bring 2,500 visitors every day to a ‘community campus’.
This project is led by Manchester City Council and supported by Manchester City Football Club and many other organisations.
In 2011, a public consultation gave East Manchester residents the chance to give their views on plans for new community facilities as part of the Eastlands Regeneration Framework. 65% of people who replied felt that East Manchester was changing for the better and when asked about the overall plans for the area, 76% felt the plans were exciting.
Now East Manchester is once again becoming an attractive and vibrant place, but there is still work to do. If approved, these proposals will take the regeneration of the area to the next stage.
Come and view the proposals
We invite you to an exhibition about this project at Beswick Library, from 17 September to 27 October.
Monday to Thursday: 11am–2pm and 3–7pm
Saturday: 9am–1pm and 2–5pm
Staffed drop-in sessions
You are welcome to attend drop-in sessions, at which staff from New East Manchester will be on hand to answer questions:
Thursday 20 September, 3–7pm
Wednesday 26 September, 3–7pm
Wednesday 3 October, 3–7pm
Saturday 13 October, 9am–1pm
Thursday 18 October, 3–7pm
Saturday 20 October, 9am–1pm
How you can comment
The feedback you provide will be reviewed and taken into consideration. Comments should be received by 28 October 2012.
You can comment by completing the questionnaire on the leaflets and handing it in at the exhibition, or returning it to Freepost MR1514, Town Hall, Manchester M60 2BR (no stamp needed).
Alternatively, you can complete this questionnaire online
you can also email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing your views on this exciting project for East Manchester.