In 2015, HSNF met with the developer Matsim. This dialogue enabled us to comment on and influence the evolving proposals and to subsequently include a public exhibition of the draft proposals at our fourth Have Your Say Day on November 21st which had over 130 participants. The dialogue focused exclusively on the physical design aspects of the scheme and did not specifically address housing tenure and price. The issue of the proportion of affordable housing will be a key concern of the council and it is a major issue for the ongoing development of the Neighbourhood Plan which will be addressed at our fifth Have Your Say Day.
Redevelopment of the derelict factory on Newtown Road and the adjoining commercial units in Goldstone Lane has begun. I took some photos, while visiting the site, when Hyde were starting the demolition: Hyde Housing had sealed off the site a few months earlier: In June 2016, I met with Dan Maitland, the Construction Project Manager of … Read more