It’s been a few months since we were last in contact. The good news is, things are happening!
Back in January the City Council advertised for development partners to take the Carriageworks scheme forwards. A number of developers expressed interest (phew!) so we* were able to help the Council shortlist and invite outline proposals.
As of now, we are working with the Council to assess the proposals. All being well, the Council will be able to ask for more detailed proposals to be worked up from early June.
So, it seems like a good time to get everyone together to let you know more about the proposals and how you can contribute to the emerging ideas. The next meeting of the Carriageworks Action Group will therefore be on Monday 10th June, at 6:30pm, at the Salvation Army, Ashley Road.
Don’t forget, there’s still a long way to go. The aspiration is to have selected a preferred developer by the end of 2013. They will then prepare a planning application and that in turn will enable the compulsory purchase process to begin. In our dreams the builders could be on site by mid 2015, but there’s a million things that will likely get in the way of that happening!
Look forward to seeing you on the 10th.
Lori Streich, Chair, CAG
*CAG has been represented at the City Council’s meetings with interested developers and in the assessment process by Lori Streich (CAG Chair) and Julian Mellor (CAG Facilitator). The developers also met with the CAG Liaison Group: Jeff Butterfield, Prue Hardwick, Pete Bullard and Janine McCretton.