Infobox UK place
region= North West England
map_type= Greater Manchester
constituency_westminster= Stalybridge and Hyde
static_image_caption=A view over Hattersley, from
It is the site of an
overspill estateoriginally built by Manchester City Council. [cite web | title=Hattersley History| work=Hattersley 2005| url=http://hattersley.org.uk/discover/history.htm | accessdate=2007-08-23] Hattersley railway stationis on the Glossop Line.
Construction of the estate
Between 1894 and 1936 Hattersley was a
civil parishin the Tintwistle Rural Districtof the administrative countyof Cheshire. In 1936 it was annexed to the municipal boroughof Hyde but remained undeveloped. In the 1960s most of the area was purchased by Manchestercity council in order to build a large "overspill estate". Another estate was built in nearby Gamesley. Both these estates are majorly councilowned houses.
Renewal and privatisation
Hattersley is currently undergoing a period of regeneration coordinated by
Hattersley Neighbourhood Partnership. Manchester City Counciltransferred control of the majority of Hattersley's housing stock to Peak Valley Housing Associationin 2006. This followed an earlier attempt to transfer to Harvest Housing Group which collapsed when it was identified that there was a £20 million gap in funding to refurbish the homes to new housing standards.
The successful transfer will bring a £40 million, seven-year improvement plan for existing housing. This is tied to a further estimated £140m investment to come from a private developer.
Selective demolition has already begun in the area to remove some of the obsolete housing leaving space for redevelopment and investment in education and public services. See [http://www.hattersley.org.uk] for more information.
One of the largest scale pieces of demolition undertaken in the area caused an uproar among residents, particularly older ones who had lived in the area for decades. These few residents were left in a large area of timber framed housing for over a year as the negotiations were ongoing on the rehousing options on offer.
In 2008 the
Tameside Advertiserreported that the leader of TamesideCouncil, Roy Oldham claimed that a new Tescosupermarket would be built on part of a site earmarked for a new district centre, much to the uproar of many residents who are concerned about the traffic increases and road safety risks such as development may causecite web
title = Tameside Advertiser - Superstore Traffic 'danger' to kids
url = http://www.tamesideadvertiser.co.uk/news/s/1037452_superstore_traffic_danger_to_kids
date = 2008-02-20
author = Sue Carr
accessdate = 2008-04-01] .
The Moors Murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley were living on the estate at the time of their arrest in 1965, and are known to have killed at least two of their victims there. It is worth noting that these crimes sickened the people of Hattersley and to this day still hang over the area. Even after more than 40 years, visitors to the area will often drive past the site of the house to see where it existed.
The crimes were committed at 16 Wardle Brook Avenue, a two-bedroom end of terrace council house. The house was later demolished as the local council could not find any tenants who were willing to live in it.
Culture and community
Hattersley also has its own monthly community newspaper, the "
Hattersley & Mottram Community News", which is produced by local people.
Ricky HattonThe WBA Welterweight Champion boxer is Hattersley's most notable resident.
Lisa Huowho was brought up in Hattersley was a contestant on " Big Brother 7"
Shayne Wardwas born in Hattersley and became the winner of "X Factor Series 2"
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