Dennis Kitchen - chair took us through the draft intentions which can be found under the meetings tab on this website.
These are taken from the Questionnaire which was carried out in the summer of 2014, (see the new's tab on this website).
Eve Tidswell (Friends of Holbeck Cemetery) and Board member announced we were successful for bringing in a planning consultant through a Bridging Grant from Locality. This will help us employ a specialist consultant to compile all the work we've done over the last two years into a brochure style document. This will be called the draft plan - then this goes out to everyone for a 6 week consultation (June and July this year)
We also had the news that the Matthew Murray site had been taken off the 'site allocation' list which is now 'unavailable' for housing. This was unfortunate news to the forum as Matthew Murray site has always been a potential space for mixed purpose such as sustainable housing, a recreational area and all location for improvements. The forum agreed to write a letter to the head of planning stating the ideas and intentions for the space in support of the plan. Dennis suggested visiting the Lilac housing in Bramley; low cost ecological housing for inspiration.
The community projects group will be organising more exciting events in the near future so keep watching this space!
Date and time of next meeting is Saturday 25th April 2015.