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January Forum Meeting Minutes

A summary of the Minutes of the Forum meeting held on Monday 23rd January 2017 at the Brindley Room, Dukes 92, Castlefield. Main topics include the updates of the 2-4 Chester Road Development, Plot G, National Trust involvement in Castlefield’s ‘Spirit of Place’ and the Neighbourhood Plan. Forum Minutes 230117-1 The next forum meeting will take […]

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Next Forum Meeting January 23rd 7pm Dukes

The next Castlefield Forum meeting will be on January 23rd, 7pm at Dukes 92. Agenda and other papers will appear here over the next few days.  

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Castlefield Gallery Walking Tour Jan 19th 7pm

  Walking Tour and Q&A with artist Hilary Jack 5:30pm-7pm, Thursday 19 January 2017 Join artist Hilary Jack, along with Kate Jesson, Curator at Manchester Art Gallery and Councillor Beth Knowles, on a walking tour of Spinningfields to discover Jack’s new site-specific installation HOST, the 16/17 Spinningfields Art Commission. HOST, by Manchester-based artist Hilary Jack, […]

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2-4 Chester Road – Latest News

2-4 Chester Road – Latest News

            Castlefield condemns Renaker scheme as “cultural vandalism” Castlefield Estates and the Castlefield Forum have called on the City Council Planning Committee to adjourn a decision this week on a controversial residential development in Castlefield in order to visit the historic conservation area to properly assess whether the development should […]

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 Growing a Greener Manchester in 2017

There will be a briefing event on Thursday 26th January The event is designed for people who would like to initiate and realise a project in their local park or urban space and would like to learn how they can use crowdfunding on Spacehive to fundraise for their project. Manchester City Council has created a […]

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Christmas Tree Collections

For 4 bin households / alleyway communal containers (low rise) – residents need to place trees next to their green bin or food caddy on green collection day. For households with communal containers (flats / apartments) – if residents are not able to take their tree to the Household Waste Recycling Centre they can request a removal by […]

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Castlefield Basin Heritage Impact Assessment

Castlefield Estates have commissioned an independent Heritage Impact Assessment of the proposed 2-4 Chester Road development which is going to the Planning Committee on 12 January.  The Assessment concludes that the proposal will “neither preserve nor enhance the character of one of Manchester’s most important and significant Conservation Areas and will cause harm to the […]

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Plot G News

Planning permission for Plot G has now been applied for and can be found here: For more info on the application go to: www.manchester.gov.uk/planning/publicaccess and insert reference number: 113617/FO/2016 Legally the Council can reject planning applications only on planning grounds as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework and reflected in their own local policies. […]

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Bulb Planting in the Roman Gardens

  Further to our report in November of a donation of bulbs by the Northern Hub Alliance http://ourcastlefield.co.uk/castlefield-will-be-blooming-next-spring-summer/ we carried out some serious bulb planting on 7 December with help for staff from Olliers Solicitors and the Northern Hub Alliance. A selection of various species of crocus, iris, snowdrops, anemone and hyacinth have been planted […]

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Castlefield will be Blooming Next Spring & Summer

The Forum has been contacted by Samantha Smith from Skanska Construction UK Ltd to establish if there is any way that the Northern Hub Alliance could provide any environmental support to the neighbourhood. The Northern Hub Alliance is responsible for the Ordsall Chord construction and consists Skanska, BAM Nuttall Ltd and Network Rail Northern Programme. […]

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