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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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Castlefield Forum launches public survey

Members of Castlefield Forum are delighted to launch a new public survey to capture and celebrate what makes this area of Manchester so special. The project sees collaboration with National Trust’s Spirit of Place programme and the Castlefield Forums ongoing Roman Gardens Project which sets to map the path of the original Roman road and […]

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2 – 4 Chester Road: Planning application 113870/FO/2016

In the run up to the Planning Committee 2pm Thursday 9 Feb and the site visit earlier in the day at 11am, the Forum have sent this letter to all Planning Committee Councillors:   Dear Councillor I am writing again to you and all members of the Planning Committee about the planning application for  2 […]

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Castlefield Neighbourhood plan – Public Consultation

  Planned residential development will double Castlefield’s population within 5 years Castlefield is set to become the first area in Manchester city centre to have a Neighbourhood Plan and only the third in the city as a whole, after Northenden and Levenshulme.  In total there are an estimated 4,000 homes in the Castlefield area with […]

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A Huge thank you to all our supporters – Target hit

Huge, huge  thanks to everyone who has pledged and so helped us achieve our target for the first stage of the Roman Gardens project nine days of the deadline date. We appreciate all the pledges received, big or small, all of which are invaluable to the project. The next stage is to obtain professional help […]

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