Feeding Manchester #10

The 10th Feeding Manchester  event took place at The Yard, Work For Change, Hulme on Thurs 5th July, with a summer BBQ held at Hulme Community Garden Centre afterwards.

There was a  'Wanted and Offered' board available for individuals to share their needs and expertise, which are shared in the notes from this event. .As well as sessions focusing on the involvement of members in upcoming food events in Greater Manchester, Jade Bashford and Rebecca Marshall from England Community Land Advisory Service (CLAS) shared their knowledge on accessing land for community use. 

These sessions were as follows: 

Workshop 1.) Leases and Licenses: A Beginner’s Guide

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An essential and engaging session for community food growers in need of land use advice. Leases, Licences can be subjects that seem a bit daunting, irrelevant or complicated or all three! However for most sites they are crucial to getting started and ensuring a secure future for the community food growing project.

By the end of this session participants had:

  •  Understood why they need a written land agreement
  •  Understood what goes into a land agreement
  •  Understood how groups select a lease
  •  Considered the needs of a landlord
  •  Understood different kinds of leases
  •  Identified the right kind of lease for their group
  •  Met new people with similar concerns

 

Workshop 2.) Planning Permission: A Beginner’s Guide

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A technical and factual session for community food growers in need of guidance through the planning maze.

Anyone thinking of making an application or wondering if they should make an application will find this session a good starting point.

By the end of this session participants had:

  • Understood what development is
  • Understood how the planning system works
  • Identified consents needed for a development
  • Worked through making a planning application
  • Considered alternatives to planning permission
  • Met new people with similar concerns

Click here to download the full notes from FeedingManchester #10