At the meeting on 16th December, the management committee discussed a number of ideas about what to do, now that the Calderdale Planning Committee has approved the planning application for a supermarket and hotel on the Mytholm Works/Brown’s Field site.
Incredible Edible Mytholm had a stall last Saturday in St George’s Square, to chat to people about our proposals for an eco-attraction on Browns Field/Mytholm Works brownfield site. We carried out some market research, to find out if people would visit the eco attraction, and collected signatures in support of the project.
If you haven’t done this survey yet, please have a go now – we’ll be closing it at 10pm on November 5th.
This is the gist of Incredible Edible Mytholm’s 3 minute presentation at the Hebden Bridge Partnership AGM this evening (10th October).
HOW DID IEM COME ABOUT?
Incredible Edible Mytholm (IEM) Members voted yesterday on proposals from the management committee, worked up over the summer thanks to financial support from the Plunkett Foundation and the Community Fund For Calderdale.
Members voted unanimously to give their broad endorsement to the outline business plan, as presented, and to endorse the establishment of Green Food Adventures as a community benefit society, with a development trust as an add-on feature of the society.
Can anyone tell me what this tree is called (not as in, Ella or Alfred, but its tree name).
In July I wandered round the Mytholm Works site and took several photos of it, so that I could identify its name from my tree book. But I didn’t manage to identify it. It has many trunks, if that’s any help.
The former Mytholm Works site is too important to be kicked around in a speculative planning application aimed solely at increasing the site owners’ profits by driving up the value of the land.
This is what Incredible Edible Mytholm has said in its objection to Belmont Homes’ retail impact statement (and its revisions) that estimates the effects a supermarket on King Street would have on local businesses.
Except no supermarket wants to open on King Street. The would-be developer’s retail impact statement confesses that no supermarket is associated with the planning application.
There’s an amazing list of plants native to the HX7 postcode area on the Natural History Museum site.
Why does it matter whether plants are locals or offcumdens? Aren’t they all one big flora family? Well yes, but research shows that indigenous trees support far more insects than imported ones. Maybe it’s the same with other plants too. That would be interesting to find out.
Most town centre businesses who responded to a Hebden Bridge Retailers’ survey take a positive view of IncredibleEdible Mytholm’s proposed Growing Futures sustainable, community-owned food business on the Mytholm Works site. Comments from town centre businesses include, “Looks great,” “ A fantastic idea, especially the hotel that will attract more visitors,” “…a visitor centre would help focus the interest..,” “Excellent stuff, much preferable to the supermarket/hotel proposal.” “Brilliant!” Continue reading
Incredible Edible Mytholm’s NIck Green has just emailed a new set of site plans and drawings for the cooperative Growing Futures project which IEM is planning. Incredible Edible Mytholm hopes you will let them know what you think – please use the reply box at the bottom of this post, or the contact form.