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2-4 Chester Road – Update

We heard on 13 March that our request to central government to call in the 2 – 4 Chester Road planning application has been turned down. The Government letter is here: 1703 Chester Road call in outcome to LPA 170313 Chester Road call in outcome third party   We would like to thank very much:   all […]

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2 – 4 Chester Road in Private Eye

2 – 4 Chester Road Central government has not yet decided on the request to ‘call in’ this application. In the meantime the proposed development (& the St Michael’s towers) featured this week in Private Eye in the ‘Nooks & Corners’ column written by writer and architectural historian Gavin Stamp under the pseudonym Piloti. Private Eye […]

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The Saul Hay Gallery Invite – Thursday 16 March 5.30pm to 8pm

The Saul Hay Gallery invites all Forum members to the preview of their new group exhibition ‘New Topographies’ Thursday 16 March 5.30pm to 8pm. Please view this link to find out more.  

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Manchester International Festival at the Upper Campfield Market

For info about this year’s Manchester International Festival including an new musical drama to be staged in Upper Campfield Market, please see the attachment below: UC consultation letter 2017    

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Castlefield Gallery – VIP Curator Tour – Saturday 11 March

Castlefield Gallery invites you to a VIP Curator Tour on Saturday 11 March: …in Dark Times: Curator Tour 2pm – 3:30pm, Saturday 11 March 2017 Castlefield Gallery’s Director, Helen Wewiora and Curator, Matthew Pendergast are pleased to invite you to a special afternoon introduction to the …in Dark Times exhibition. Much of our contemporary experiences are increasingly […]

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2-4 Chester Road Update!

Lucy Powell has supported our request to central government to ‘call in’ this planning application: Lucy Powell letter2316   All 3 City Centre Ward Councillors have supported the request too: City Centre Ward Councillors letter to NPCU 24 February 2017   The Forum has submitted additional reasons for the ‘call in’: Email to NPCU 23 […]

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Coffee 4 Craig

Manchester Homelessness Charter. The Forum have made the following pledge to the Manchester Homelessness Charter: We, the Castlefield Forum pledge to promote and champion the work carried out by the many organisations who are involved with the Homelessness Charter. We will select a different group every month and, by using our extensive online and social […]

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2 – 4 Chester Road Press Release from the Forum

The Forum 15 February Press Release on 2 – 4 Chester Road: 2-4 Chester Rd press release    

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2-4 Chester Road – Open Letter to Mayoral Candidates

The Forum has sent an open letter to all the Greater Manchester 2017 Mayoral candidates asking them to write to the Government supporting the request to ‘call in’ the 2-4 Chester Road planning application. Open Letter to all Greater Manchester 2017 Mayoral Candidates: Sean Anstee, Jane Brophy, Andy Burnham, Peter Clifford, Stephen Morris, Shneur Odze […]

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2-4 Chester Road Update!

All is not yet lost over the 2 – 4 Chester Road development. On Friday 10 February Castlefield Estates asked Sajid Avid, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, to ’call in’ the planning application and on Monday 13 February his department confirmed they were considering this request and that, as a result,  had […]

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