Consultation has begun on our proposals for 30 new homes in Collyhurst South for Far East Consortium (FEC).
The consultation follows a major planning application submitted last month by a joint venture between Manchester City Council and FEC for Collyhurst Village. Combined, the two neighbourhoods will deliver 274 new homes in the area – including 130 high-quality social rented homes and a new 1.3 hectare park.
This consultation will provide local residents with the opportunity to feedback on plans for land bound by Whitley Road and Winscombe Drive, with the ambition to develop high-quality accessible homes.
The proposals have been developed following initial community engagement. As such, low carbon family housing is central to the designs – which includes a mix of townhouses and low-rise apartments – with an expected split of 14 three-bedroom houses, 4 three-bedroom duplex apartments, 1 two-bedroom duplex apartment, and 11 two-bedroom apartments. The area will also be supported by bike storage, electric charging points, greening and garden spaces, along with the introduction of around 20 new trees.
Victoria Hunter, development manager at FEC, said: “From the outset, our ambition has been to celebrate and champion the community in Collyhurst, improving facilities and connectivity to the city centre as part of wider regeneration across the north of the city. These plans, which will be further shaped and informed by local residents, are a critical first step. Combined with the designs submitted for Collyhurst Village, we hope to add to a vibrant and inclusive neighbourhood that supports local people for generations to come.”
The consultation for South Collyhurst will remain open until 1 April 2021 and the plans are available to view here.