Developer Far East Consortium has been given the green light to start a package of enabling works to prepare three plots for the construction of 240 homes as part of the Northern Gateway masterplan.
Under plans approved by Manchester City Council, work to remediate a total of 8.4 acres east of Rochdale Road is to begin next month and will include the removal of trees, excavation and the installation of a drainage system. The project will take around 20 weeks to complete.
FEC confirmed that an application for Collyhurst Village, one of seven neighbourhoods that make up the Northern Gateway masterplan, would be submitted in the coming weeks.
Plans for Collyhurst Village, being drawn up by Buttress Architects, comprise the construction of 164 houses and 74 apartments. A total of 100 of the properties would be designated as affordable.
In addition, a park is proposed on land bound by Thornton Street North, Johnny King Close, Anslow Close and Churnet Street.
Nearby, FEC proposes the construction of an additional 30 council-owned homes off Winscombe Drive, a project called Collyhurst South.
Overall, the Northern Gateway project is planned to deliver 15,000 homes on 383-acres north of Victoria train station over the next 20 years.
Under the plans, which propose connecting seven emerging neighbourhoods with green spaces and public squares, a total of 3,000 homes are to be designated as affordable.
The £1bn scheme is being delivered by a joint venture between the council and Far East Consortium.