The Mayfield Partnership has published its draft Strategic Regeneration Framework (SRF) for the city centre site and announced details of a public consultation into the proposals.

The framework outlines the development principles the Partnership will pursue to deliver its vision of creating ‘a world-class, transformational, distinctive and imaginative commercially-led neighbourhood, anchored by Mayfield Park, which will become a powerhouse of socio-economic productivity’.

If adopted by Manchester City Council, the SRF will guide the site’s development by setting a vision and key design parameters which will become a material consideration for decisions on future detailed planning applications.

The Partnership is now urging members of the public to have their say on the proposals and will be staging a series of public exhibitions at the site and at other city locations.

The draft SRF identifies five new, distinctive neighbourhoods clustered around a major new public park for the city centre. The park, which will straddle the banks of the River Medlock and run for almost the entire length of the site, covers 6.5 acres in total.

It also details the retention of the main historic buildings on the site. These include: the Mayfield Station – including its platforms, the Mayfield Depot and the associated railway arches which form the Partnership’s boundary along Temperance Street.

James Heather, development director at U+I, said: “We are very pleased to have reached the stage where we can put our proposed vision of a new Mayfield before the people of the city. In the 12 months or so since we were appointed as development partners, we’ve found a huge interest in the site from the public and this is their opportunity to respond and to tell us what they think of our plans.

“This is a key moment in the next chapter for Mayfield and we are sure the people of the city will be interested to see how far we’ve come.”

The draft Framework was approved for consultation by Manchester City Council’s Executive on 7th February. A period of formal public consultation has now begun. Following this consultation, an updated document, incorporating comments from the public, will be presented to the Executive later in the year for consideration for final adoption.

Visit the Mayfield Public Consultation page here for more details.