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Woodhouse Park shown within Greater Manchester
|Metropolitan borough||City of Manchester|
|Metropolitan county||Greater Manchester|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||North West England|
|UK Parliament||Wythenshawe and Sale East|
The area incorporates Wythenshawe town centre and borders onto Newall Green but is separated by the M56 motorway from which it is served by Junctions 4 (Wythenshawe) and 5 (Manchester Airport). It also borders on Moss Nook to the south and south-east, Peel Hall to the east and Benchill to the north. All of these are also localities within the Wythenshawe area, the others areas being Baguley, Northenden, Sharston and Northern Moor. In 2003, Benchill was disestablished as a local government ward and the area divided between Woodhouse Park, Sharston, and Northenden.
The majority of housing in Woodhouse Park is social housing, mostly former council housing stock. Following a democratic vote, the former council properties are now under the control of local housing associations. Due to greater access to government funding, the housing associations have invested a great deal into the local area, improving the quality of maintenance of the housing stock. Local leisure facilities have also been improved as part of an urban regeneration programme.
A substantial amount of new housing (both private and social housing) is being built on grey-field and brown-field sites throughout the area in an attempt to encourage local investment.
Much public investment has taken place since 2003, including the expansion of Wythenshawe town centre. Further investment has been earmarked, including connection to the Manchester Metrolink. This coincides with a local developmental plan that incorporates Manchester Airport.
The Wythenshawe Neighbourhood Policing Team is responsible for Woodhouse Park.
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