You may already have seen the extensive press coverage and the eight-page supplement in the Salford Advertiser (14th July) which outlined the details of Central Salford's Draft Vision and Regeneration Framework.
This is a personal introduction to the draft framework which will see Central Salford become one of the UK’s most beautiful, vibrant and prosperous cities. It will also give you information about how you can get involved in creating the framework that will guide Salford's future.
The framework shows how Central Salford, over the next 20 years, can be transformed into the most beautiful part of Greater Manchester with internationally-acclaimed architecture, a new leisure and retail heart and vibrant communities - all connected by stunning green boulevards. At the centre of this new 'vision' is a redeveloped River Irwell, complete with relaxing river walks, stunning open spaces, café-bars and leisure developments.
Like all good plans, the draft framework is beautifully simple and offers an achievable set of proposals which will re-connect communities, attract investment and make the most of assets which are largely ignored at present. Salford is a bit like a secret garden. When you look hard you find all sorts of hidden assets like the beautiful river, green spaces, stunning historic buildings and lively communities already hard at work transforming their local neighbourhoods. This is a framework which adds value to what is already happening in many localities across the area, links communities together and gives central Salford a new heart.
The changes proposed by the draft framework are not only about physical reconstruction. The vision relies on our many partners such as education, housing and health to align their future plans to the draft framework so that together we can turn Central Salford into not only the most beautiful part of Greater Manchester - but one of the most desirable.
Local people are crucial to the success of this plan; the URC is forging partnerships to ensure that Salfordians are the first to benefit from these new plans and given every opportunity to share in future opportunities.
|If you didn't see the advertiser supplement, you can download it from the Central Salford URC website by clicking here|
Now that the framework has been officially unveiled, it is down to the many communities within the Central Salford area (Kersal, Broughton, Irwell Riverside, Ordsall, Langworthy, Claremont and Weaste and Seedley) to scrutinise the plan and give us their opinions and feedback about how it can be improved. A wide range of community groups in each area are implementing this large-scale consultation exercise throughout the summer, and the results will be included in the final framework – due out in the late Autumn.
If you would like to find out where your local consultation exercise is taking place, the details are constantly being updated on our website's community pages. Click here to go directly to those pages.
Events have also been planned to gain the feedback of the business community and members of the public who are unable to attend local sessions. Please click here for further details and how to attend. And – if you are unable to make it to any of the consultation events, you can still take part in the consultation process by visiting the community pages of the website and completing the questionnaire there.
In the meantime, we aim to stay in touch via this newsletter and keep you up to date about the many exciting developments taking place over the next few months. We'll also carry news and updates on our website (www.centralsalford.com) where you can feed back to us by e-mail with comments, questions and suggestions. For those members of the community who don’t have access to computers, we're working on developing ways to ensure they get to know what’s going on too.
|Artists' impressions of the future Chapel Boulevard, Crescent Corner and The Meadows.|