The mayor said it would would ‘end the tyranny of the Whitehall bidding culture where pots of funding are set at a national level'.
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'The Mayfield scheme will deliver real improvements and opportunities for Manchester’s people.'
At 155 hectares, the Gateway has the potential to deliver 15,000 new homes in the next 15 to 20 years and will potentially include at least 3,000 affordable homes.
'The town hall is a project with the local community at its heart, and it is incredibly important that they see the benefits of this scheme from day one.'
'No one should have to live in damaged and even dangerous conditions, where they lack basic cooking and laundry facilities and face the constant threat of eviction at short notice.'
'This is an exciting experiment in how to protect areas of rising rents from gentrification, how to keep these places affordable both for residents and also artists and creatives.'
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'The plans for Mayfield are incredible and long overdue. It’s the most exciting time for this part of the city that I can remember since the Commonwealth Games.'
'This is a snapshot of the homelessness situation in Manchester, and there is still work to be done in the coming years.'
'Welfare policies need to change, housing benefit no longer covers rent, the detrimental impact of universal credit affects too many in our borough.'