Our ambition is for Godley Green to be recognised as a national and international example of modern placemaking. We have the opportunity to respond to the some of the most complex challenges of the 21st Century such as public health, climate change, sustainable food, transport and energy as well as creating new affordable homes that future generations will expect.
With its excellent links to the City of Manchester, Hyde town centre, the Pennines and National Park, Godley Green will have a distinctive and truly connected sense of place with seamless integration of new development and infrastructure into its superb natural landscape.
Through the delivery of outstanding architecture and urban design a series of well-connected parks, green routes and public spaces will be created using materials that will endure and age gracefully.
The design of any new place has a direct impact on our health, wellbeing and quality of life. This means that we have a responsibility to ensure that any new development will provide the best possible outcomes for the people that will live, work and play there.
Godley Green will be designed sensitively around existing communities and features to turn an ambitious vision into a real place.
Placemaking and design principles
Promoting Godley Green as a garden community carries considerable responsibilities. The large scale placemaking that will be required also provides an opportunity to plan for the long term and to think holistically about how places work so that we can understand the impact on existing communities to make this a place for all.
The illustrations below give a sense of the emerging plan for Godley Green.
By clicking through the slides you will find further information on the connections, spaces and communities which will be enhanced as part of the development.
• Two multi-purpose centres, comprising of: community, health and retail facilities serve adjacent residential development.
• Generous proportions of public open space are provided, within a ten minute walk of both proposed and existing residential areas.
• Two train stations serve the site, providing direct connections with Manchester.
• Existing residents are shown in red.