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Ebenezer Howard, founder of the garden city concept, had a vision of places where people could work, raise families, travel easily and enjoy green spaces, this will be renewed for the 21st century at Godley Green.

Tameside Council is in the process of preparing a planning application for Godley Green to unlock up to 2350 new homes over the next 20 years.

The ambitious but achievable plan is to create a new sustainable garden settlement of beauty and great design that sensitively evolves around our existing communities and landscape. 

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"Green is the key word in the new Godley Green Garden Village"

Councillor Ged Cooney

Executive Member for Housing, Planning & Employment

Involving existing communities, stakeholders and young people in the development of Godley Green is extremely important to us. To achieve this vision we now need your opinions, thoughts and ideas, which will be critical in helping to shape the next stages of the Godley Green development.

This is your opportunity to get involved.




Creating a new garden village means fusing the high social and environmental standards of the garden town movement with the highly effective placemaking delivery mechanisms fit for the 21st Century.

We have identified a set of principles to provide a benchmark for the high ideals and standards necessary to achieve the vision.

Community Leadership & Engagement

Local Culture & Distinctiveness

Enhancing the Natural Environment


Value for Local Communities

Community Stewardship

Beautiful & Imaginative Homes

Employment & Education



The Council is preparing an outline planning application with detailed elements ready for submission in Spring 2021. The detailed elements will include the initial infrastructure required to open up the site, whilst the outline element will define the scale and nature of a proposed development. Further detail will be agreed through 'Reserved Matters' applications at a later stage.


Once submitted, the planning application will be subject to public and independent professional scrutiny before any decision is made.

Please check this website regularly for the latest information.


Map of proposed site for Godley Green Garden Village, Manchester

The map above shows the land which is included within the Godley Green proposed site. With its excellent links to Hyde and Hattersley, the City of Manchester, the Pennines and National Parks, Godley Green will have a distinctive and truly connected sense of place.

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