The Local Development Framework is a framework. About development. Locally. No, but seriously, it’s a big ol’ set of planning documents that take years (and years) to produce. Exciting, eh? Well, the Council hopes so, since they’ve made it one of their “Catalytic Actions” in the “Call to Action” document (see MCFly 15 etc).
The next stage of consultation on the Core Strategy – Refining Options – will begin on April 14 and finish on May 29. The Council is taking an exhibition bus on tour around Manchester. It’s mostly daytimes, but there are some evening dates (Wythenshawe Tues April 7, and Rusholme Thurs April 16). Those evening bashes include a buffet for pre-registered participants, and MCFly will be at the Rusholme one, with its snout in the trough and its pen on t’notepad. Hope to see you there: you register by contacting Collette Holt on 0161 234 4579 or firstname.lastname@example.org saying which evening and if you’ve any special dietary requirements. http://www.manchester.gov.uk/planning
You register as a consultee by going here:
More info about the LDF here: http://tinyurl.com/co9t4o, but it’s written in Council-ese and so MCFly will try to get an English language bluffer’s guide written…
The draft document was recently discussed at a “Communities and Neighbourhoods Oversight Committee” and can be dowloaded from here: www.manchester.gov.uk/downloads/Item_6_Appendix_Refining_Options_for_the_Core_Strategy.pdf
The relevant pages are 7-9 (out of an eye-watering 62).
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