We were treated to an exciting presentation from the Fishwick family who live in the new Lilac straw insulated houses! in Bramley, a sustainable living project which has taken five years to build. We were took on a power point tour by the children, from conception through to actually living in the housing project. The forum decided that it would be a good idea to have something like this to help illustrate ideas about self builds on the old Matthew Murray Site in Holbeck.
Then it was time to break up into groups and discuss the objectives of the draft plan.
We evaluated responses around;
Thriving local centre
Range of community facilities
Heritage and local character
Afterward, the representative from each group gave a brief summary and clarified that everyone was in agreement with the objectives. This helped add more substance to the areas which will help write the draft plan due to be given to the public for consultation in the Autumn.
The next forum will be held on Saturday 18th July 2015 at St. Matthew's Community Centre Holbeck.