Prestwich Village Neighbourhood Forum

Working towards a better Prestwich Village

Feedback on our first community Consultation Event

Prestwich Village Neighbourhood Forum Management Group would like to thank everyone who ventured out in the rain on Saturday morning to learn about the “soon to be” developed Neighbourhood Plan.

A big thanks to Cllr Sean Thorpe for opening the Forum’s 1st Community Consultation Event – and giving his support to the Forum and his perspective on local democracy.

We will be sharing updates from the event on here and PVNF Facebook page in the next few days.

Hope you enjoy this short video as it explains what a Neighbourhood Plan is all about and an insight into the role of the Neighbourhood Forum: 

The Longfield Centre Redevelopment Planning Application has been submitted and is now accessible on the Council Planning Portal


Please see attached the Longfield Centre Redevelopment Planning Application has been submitted and is now accessible on the Bury Council Planning Portal. The link is here: Planning – 70449 Planning Application Documents

And from there you can link to all the documents, but this link should also work in case you struggle to find the link: Documents for reference 70449   (Note: all links open in a new tab on your browser)

We have opened the post up so that you can comment on the proposal here, but please also comment on the Bury Planning website, click here to leave a comment

Once we have digested the information ourselves, and find out more, we will share this with you. 

We are developing a Neighbourhood Plan for Prestwich

We are a group of local residents who have used the ‘Localism Act’ to establish a ‘Neighbourhood Forum’ that will help develop Prestwich in the way that residents and local business want.  

We will work with residents to create what is called a ‘Neighbourhood Plan’ – you can read all about what a Neighbourhood Plan is here: UK Govt – Neighbourhood planning (the link opens in a new tab in your browser)

The Neighbourhood Plan will take time to deliver, we are told typically 18 months or longer is the minimum it usually takes. During this period we will collect ideas, share information with you all about what we are doing but also what we learn about the wider developments across Manchester such Manchester’s future transport strategy so that we can see how this effects Prestwich.

You will also be aware that the Longfield Centre is being redeveloped. Although the Neighbourhood Plan will not be ready in time to influence this redevelopment, we will share with you the redevelopment plans that we become aware of and advise on how you can give feedback to the Council and the developers on their proposed plans. 

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