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Eastern Growth Cluster

Providing the connection between need and opportunities in the east of the conurbation, the Eastern Growth Corridor will create a significant new employment engine in Tameside, by linking the key development opportunities of Ashton Moss and St. Petersfield in Ashton Town Centre, and through the creation of a Mayoral Development Zone.

The development will build upon Tameside’s existing strengths in advanced materials and manufacturing of coatings, plastics and textiles. The Eastern growth corridor can take advantage of the borough’s city region leading digital connectivity, which puts advanced broadband infrastructure within 200m of 50% of the borough’s industrial premises and over 50% of its housing. The existing road, tram and rail transport assets in the area, offer excellent transport links, which are being expanded through the beelines network and the proposed Rochdale-Oldham-Ashton Quality Bus Transit scheme.

To ensure local centres are adapting, developing and reflective of their communities, the investment planned for the town centres of Ashton-under-Lyne and Hyde will transform the retail and culture offers.  Residents will enjoy the benefits of modern and well utilised town centres, which are physical and digitally connected to sustainable employment opportunities being created at Ashton Moss, and the better connectivity between local centres and communities.

The development of over 2,000 new high-quality, low carbon homes around Godley Green Garden Village, offers an opportunity to drive the development and adoption of advanced methods of construction, digital design, eHealth and health tech. Through close collaboration and joint development with residents and the borough’s FE institutions, and improved links to the city regions Universities, skills provision and investment will be developed and expanded to support residents of some of our more deprived communities, such as Aston-under-Lyne, Droylsden and East Manchester, to access the employment opportunities being created.

The development of Tameside College’s new Construction Skills Centre, on the same campus as their manufacturing focused, Advanced Skills Centre, and ongoing work to establish additional Further and Higher Education provision into St. Petersfield, demonstrate the first clear steps of this strategy being put into action. 

St Petersfield CGI Aerial View
CGI Impression Of Albion Way Proposals
CGI Aerial View Of Proposed Godley Green