MCFly 022- Catalytic Action downdate

At least four of the Council’ “catalytic actions” seem to be in real trouble. ‘World Leading Regeneration’ has stalled thanks to the credit crunch. The ‘Retrofitting of Manchester;s Civic Heritage’ is unlikely if – as Sir Howard Bernstein hinted in the business newspaper Crains (April 13) – the Council’s move is put on hold. Meanwhile, Manchester Aiport hires new marketeers and plots its expansion, and the poorly- attended ‘Local Development Framework’ consultation events don’t even mention climate change (see page 2). And 3 months into the Call to Action, how many “low carbon communities” have started?


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