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Neighbourhood Plan Update

Further to the last communication on the Castlefield Neighbourhood Plan, recounting the Council’s Final Decision, which can be found here: The last Forum meeting decided not to proceed with preparing a Neighbourhood Plan for Castlefield at least for the time being. Letters between the Forum and the Council can be reviewed  here for further background on this: […]

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Register your votes for our Castlefield Timeline! Deadline Extended

The final stage to collect the events for our Castlefield Timeline is underway! After weeks of gathering stories, memories and ideas about what YOU think makes Castlefield great, we’re offering everyone the chance to pick their top five events from each category – Science & Industry, Social and Environment & Place. These will form the […]

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Roman Gardens Spring Clean!

A message from Ann Webb, Friends of the  Roman Gardens: Thank you to the Friends of The Roman Gardens who turned out last week to help. There were twelve of us and we really worked hard to spruce up the old place! Special thanks to:   the dedicated team from Olliers Solicitors for their continued […]

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2-4 Chester Road campaign continues!

2 – 4 Chester Road campaign continues despite call-in rejection. See Forum Press Release: 2-4 Chester Rd legal advice  

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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 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 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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2 – 4 Chester Road Decision

Our campaigning was to no avail. On Thursday 9 February the Planning Committee voted 5 to 2 (with several abstentions) in favour of the Renaker proposals.   Many thanks to the 15 Forum members who joined the earlier Committee site visit – in the snow – and the 9 who attended the Committee meeting this […]

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