We will be running this as a consultation event to seek people’s views about the type of housing and community they would ideally like to see on Ryebank Fields. We’ve also done a short blog on What is Community Led Housing to start people thinking about this in advance. The style of the event will be participative, with people mainly contributing in small groups.
In advance, this is what we know about where things are up to.
MMU continue to want to sell the land for housing. Before anything else happens, Manchester City Council will adopt a Development Framework for the site. This guides developers on what sort of development would be likely to get planning permission.
Our group have been in to see MMU to talk about a community led option as an alternative to the original proposal for executive homes. They seemed cautiously interested in our ideas but have not got back to us about any specific ongoing involvement.
We see our next steps as gathering views on what a housing development could look like at Ryebank Fields from a community perspective. We will use this information to seek to influence the Development Framework, which we understand is the next significant step in the process.