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Our Proposals

Following the public consultation in December 2021, we have made some changes to our plans. We want to hear your thoughts so we have launched a further consultation until the 6th March.  The image below shows the latest masterplan and the changes. You can visit the Have Your Say page to provide your comments on our changes.

Jackson’s Brickworks is an important part of our heritage, and its footprint and remediation can be part of our future too.

 

Our exciting proposals will not only deliver a new state of the art secondary school facility for over 1000 pupils but will also see the construction of c. 730, diverse, characterful and lovingly designed homes for Newton Heath, as well as a community hub building. A new sustainable community, a new neighbourhood, designed with the community in mind and with a consideration for transport, quality of life and sustainability at its core.

All the new houses will have secured cycle parking and the ability to connect to an electric vehicle charging point, located close to or within the property boundary. In addition, those living in apartments will have access to a secured and shared cycle storage facility within the shared stairwell.

The proposals can be split into 2 Phases:

 

Phase 1 – seeking full planning permission for 397 homes, community hub building and landscaping

 

Phase 2 – seeking outline planning permission for up to 335 homes and a secondary school

Our Masterplan

In late 2020, Your Housing Group undertook a comprehensive public consultation exercise on plans to remediate the Jackson’s Brickworks site and our wider vision for the site.

 

We have taken the time to review the feedback received and to evolve our plans. You can view our new masterplan here and find more information about our proposals on this page.

 

Our proposals are inspired by the industrial heritage of the former Jacksons Brickworks and sensitively designed to blend into the surrounding context and canal setting, encouraging the use of sustainable and active travel. At the heart of the development a new community hub will be a place to bring people together, to relax and enjoy. New green spaces and pocket parks will provide safe and healthy environments for children to play and wildlife habitats and planting enhance biodiversity. A new state of the art secondary school will accommodate over 1000 pupils for the local area.

 

Our bespoke homes are designed to offer choice and character to cater for local people, including apartments and townhouses with views overlooking the canal. All of our homes benefit from electric charging points and secure sheltered cycle storage.

Housing

 

Your Housing Group is proposing to deliver housing to the local community, including much needed affordable homes. To cater for a range of local needs, our plans are looking to include a variety of tenures, including shared ownership, affordable rent, social rent, rent to buy and open market sale. In total, we aim to bring c. 730 new homes to the area, ranging from one bed accommodation through to larger four bed homes. The variety of homes will offer suitable housing for local people with different needs, including families and those looking to get on the property ladder or downsize into an apartment.

 

Our housing has been developed to the highest quality, drawing on the best design principles from attractive Victorian streets in Newton Heath to ensure the scheme ties into the local character, whilst being distinctively modern.

 

The housing within our proposal will be low rise of 2.5 and 3 storey homes; with some 4 storey homes located alongside the canal edge.

 

The housing development will be delivered in two phases.

PHASE 1

 

Phase 1 of the development will deliver a proposed 397 new homes, including a proposed community hub building. It is anticipated Phase 1 will begin construction in approximately 12 months subject to planning .

PHASE 2

 

Phase 2 will offer an additional c. 335 new homes, with an expected commencement date of 2024 subject to planning . Phase 2 will also include the plans for the new secondary school.

School

The Site provides a fantastic opportunity for a secondary school, which will provide up to 1,050 school places for children within the local area. The details of the school will form a separate ‘reserved matters’ planning application focused solely on the detailed design proposals.

 

The proposed school location remains consistent with the masterplan consulted upon during our previous round of consultation.  Its location has been selected based on the strong desire for it to form a focal point at the heart of the community with dual use facilities and in order to support co-locational benefits in terms of the educational offer with the existing Briscoe Lane’s Academy primary school.  The proposed location will also best support accessibility by sustainable modes of transport and discourage car use which is a principal aim and will be further supported by proactive travel planning initiatives. Located at the heart of the proposed site with direct pedestrian and cycle links through the site pupils can easily and sustainably travel to school via cycle, walking and public transport.

 

The school will be of a maximum height of 2 – 2.5 storeys and include sport pitches and MUGA. It is expected the school facilities such as the sports ground facilities will also be available for use by the local community.

 

The proposals have been developed over a period of many months with an experienced design team and in consultation with MCC.

Investment in the Community

Alongside addressing local housing needs within the area, our proposals include a community hub building which will be open for use by the local community for events such as community gatherings and children’s activities.

 

A number of open green spaces and play areas are also proposed creating a true sense of place and belonging.

 

Furthermore, the proposals will redevelop an area which has been vacant for a number of years and which has been victim to anti-social behaviour and provide a new lease of life, creating new homes for local people alongside a school, green spaces and play provision plus a community building.

 

The site will be well connected to the surrounding area through pedestrian and cycle links throughout the site which will benefit from natural surveillance from the new housing and local community.

 

In addition the construction phase will boost employment level by creating new jobs.

Transport, Highways and Access

 
The masterplan seeks to ensure traffic movement is properly managed to minimise impact on the surrounding road network. The main access will be taken from Ten Acres Lane, with limited vehicular access from Hallam Road and Mitchell Street and measures to prevent rat running.

 

The development will balance appropriate levels of parking for future residents and the provision of electric charging points for vehicles, whilst also encouraging other modes of travel.

 

The development will be integrated into the surrounding street network, allowing pedestrians and cyclists to easily move through attractive internal streets and spaces, and connect with the canal corridor and the footbridge crossings.

 

Ample secure cycle parking will be built in. This will help to maximise the benefits of the fantastic public transport links in the area, and encourage the use of sustainable and active transport.

 

Rat-running will not be possible through the site as vehicle access points/junctions from Ten Acres Lane, Hallam Road, and Mitchell Street will serve self-contained areas of the site with no vehicle access between them. However, there will be full permeability for pedestrians and cyclists across the entirety of the site.

Remediation

The former Jackson’s Brickworks site is currently contaminated, due to its former industrial past. The site has also been left vacant for several decades – resulting in flytipping and the growth of Japanese Knotweed. The site therefore needs to be wholly remediated, which is an extremely costly venture.

 

Your Housing Group is committed to investing in the area and cleaning the site to make it safe. As part of our remediation efforts, we will be remediating the entire site so you can be reassured that future developments are completely safe. Our plans turn the current unusable land into a new community for local people to live, work and play.

 

Your Housing Group secured consent to remediate the site in October 2021.

Open Space and Sustainability

The masterplan maximises the canalside location with new homes orientated to provide views and activate the canal frontage. A safe environment for recreation, amenity and potential future use of the canal towpath as a strategic movement corridor is incorporated into the masterplan proposals.

 

The development will include attractive and accessible environments for children’s play. Inclusive play will be designed to cater for all users and age groups. Play areas are accessible and within easy walking distance from every home. A variety of green spaces and public realm will include a mix of private, semi-private and public green spaces, including pocket parks and a new central park at the community hub.

 

The community park is located at the heart of the development to bring people together and encourage social connection. This space will be designed to promote health and well-being, stimulating sensory landscape qualities. Native planting, wild flower meadows and new tree planting will encourage wildlife habitat and biodiversity. Sustainable Urban Drainage solutions will weave throughout the development, designed to sensitively blend into the landscape spaces.

 

Accessibility to green space underpins the masterplan with a network of pedestrian cycle connections designed to reduce the need for car use.

Flooding

There are 3 flood zones as defined by the Environment Agency; Flood Zone 1, 2 and 3.

 

The flood zones are based on the likelihood of an area flooding, with flood zone 1 areas least likely to flood and flood zone 3 areas more likely to flood.

 

The site is within flood zone 1 – the least likely to flood.

 

Our expert technical team has conducted extensive surveys to ascertain how the development can be delivered and which demonstrates that the scheme is acceptable and will not increase flood risk.

FAQs

What are you proposing?

Building upon the recent planning approval to remediate the site, Your Housing Group are proposing to bring forward proposals to create a new residential neighbourhood.

 

This will include delivery of a range of new homes including affordable housing and a new secondary school with sports provision.

Where is the site?

The site is located on the Jackson’s Brickworks Site, in Newton Heath. The full map of the site location can be accessed here

Is it safe to build on contaminated land?

Absolutely. Your Housing Group has prepared plans to fully remediate the site, making sure the land is safe for the public to enjoy.

How will the site be accessed?

The main accesses to the site will be from Ten Acres Lane. There will also be limited access from Hallam Road and Mitchell Street to ensure the development does not become a rat run.

 

The plans further promote the use of active travel by creating an integrated network of streets to allow pedestrians and cyclist to travel through the area, as well as a built connection to Rochdale Canal.

How big will the secondary school be?

The secondary school will be situated in the middle of our proposal and will accommodate up to 1,050 pupils, providing capacity and choice for all children living within the local area in the future.</span

 

The school will be of a maximum height of 2 storeys and include sport pitches and MUGA. There is a commitment for the school facilities such as the sports ground facilities to be available for use by the local community.

Will the plans enhance the environment?

Your Housing Group have developed a landscaping plan which will establish natural environment by building a green buffer to the development.

 

Furthermore, the plans contain an open space within the heart of the new development and a green link connecting Hallam Road to the canal.

 

By integrating landscape features within the streets and spaces, including street trees, pollinator-friendly shrub and herbacious planting, and rain gardens, the scheme aims to create a nature-rich place.

How can I comment on the plans?

There are a number of ways you can have a say on our proposals, such as completing our online feedback form here or

 

calling the community information line on 0333 358 0502 (Monday to Friday – 9.00am to 5.30pm).

 

You can also email us at jacksonsbrickworks@havingyoursay.co.uk or

 

write to us at New Homes for Newton Heath, c/o Lexington Communications, Third Floor, Queens House, Queen Street, Manchester M2 5HT

What happens next?

The public consultation on the Masterplan will run from 1st December to 15th December 2021. After the consultation concludes, we will review all feedback received and update our Masterplan accordingly.

 

Once we have made any necessary changes, we will submit our planning application and provide further information in relation to the finalised plans.  Following submission of the planning application there will also be an opportunity to make comments directly to Manchester City Council in response to their formal consultation process.