Last week, Manchester voted through plans to create the first ever purpose built city centre park!
The 6.5 acre park will be in the heart of our city, adjacent to Piccadilly Train Station. The Mayfield scheme is set to create 10 000 jobs, through retail and commercial space, office space, apartments and the public park.
The park will be brining the River Medlock back to life, bringing wildlife to the city whilst creating play spaces for children.
Cllr Jon-Connor Lyons, who sits on the Planning Committee, voted through the plans. Cllr Lyons commented “This is a fantastic application which will bring this part of the city to life through the public park and creating thousands of high quality jobs for Manchesters young people.
It captures and restores our Mancunian industrial heritage, brining it back to life for the 21st century Manchester. Also, there is no other planning application which has over 120,000 respondents. It’s fantastic and I’ll be supporting it.”
Manchester Labour have been working over several years with City wide partners to bring investment forward for this scheme. The local Piccadilly Labour Councillors have been lobbying to ensure it comes forward, with a fully accessible public park.