TWO more Godley Green Garden Village consultation sessions have been arranged and will take place on Wednesday, March 24, and Thursday, March 25.
They offer a further chance for people to give their views on the proposed new development which Tameside Council has designed to meet demand for homes, jobs and associated facilities in a sustainable and environmentally-friendly way.
To make sure Godley Green Garden Village is innovative, future-proofed and meets its residents’ needs, the scheme includes seven key features:
- Up to 2,350 low-carbon homes in safe, walkable neighbourhoods with a range of types including: flats, starter homes, larger family homes, extra-care provision, custom and self-build homes.
- A range of 8,000 jobs and apprenticeships over the £500 million 15-year construction phase. Post-completion employment in community services and in new flexible workspace near Hattersley Station.
- Superfast broadband, electric vehicle charging points and low-carbon energy.
- Community, health and retail facilities focused around two village centres. A new primary school adjacent to Alder High School, Hyde.
- Attractive streets, footpaths, cycle paths and bridleways, supporting active travel and improving connections to existing rights of way. A new bridge at Hattersley Station and links to adjacent residential areas, schools, public transport, the Trans-Pennine Trail and Werneth Low Country Park.
- A landscape-led approach incorporating sustainable drainage systems and increased biodiversity, while protecting mature trees, hedgerows, ponds and watercourses as well as Werneth Brook and Brookfold Wood. There will be parks and gardens, natural space and amenity space, play provision and allotments.
- The design and lay-out of Godley Green will correspond to a masterplan and design code that support established garden village principles. These will ensure the existing communities at Godley Green and the landscape are integrated sensitively.
Godley Green project lead Cllr Ged Cooney said: “Like all UK councils, Tameside is constantly planning for the future to make sure social and economic needs are properly met.
“There simply isn’t enough former industrial or brownfield land in the borough to meet our housing needs, so we want to develop Godley Green as a garden village neighbourhood linked to the surrounding communities, served by Hattersley Station, and offering new jobs, apprenticeships, and facilities.”
Cllr Oliver Ryan, Tameside Council’s executive member for finance and economic growth, added: “As we’ve said all along, we want the project to be community-led, not developer-led, so I would encourage people to get involved in the consultation sessions we’re arranging.
“The scheme represents a break from the old piecemeal methods and an integral feature of that break is the involvement of the public at every stage.”
For more information and to book onto the engagement sessions visit www.godleygreen.com