Why the petition against the supermarket and hotel planning application?

Since Incredible Edible Mytholm created its online Petition yesterday, people have been emailing questions and comments to the IEM Secretary.

Here is a kind of generic response to commonly raised questions and comments about petition.

Thanks for your questions and comments, hope this helps with the discussion.

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Incredible Edible Mytholm AGM report

Incredible Edible Mytholm AGM on 25th November discussed the Chair’s 2013 Annual report  and noted the Statement of Accounts. (If you’d like to sign the Petition referred to in the Annual Report, you can do so online, or sign the copy that’s behind the bar in the Fox & Goose. Deadline for signing the Petition is 3pm, Sunday 1st Dec.)

The AGM also elected the Management Committee for the following year – or at least up to the point when IEM migrates to being a Community Benefit Society and Development Trust, scheduled to happen in March/April 2014 if things go according to plan.
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Petition Calderdale Planning Committee to refuse supermarket retail impact assessment and planning application

Please consider signing Incredible Edible Mytholm’s petition (Scroll down the page a bit to find it.) The petition calls on Calderdale Planning Committee to refuse a developer’s retail impact assessment statement, about the effects on the town of a hypothetical supermarket, and the related supermarket and hotel planning application.

The retail impact assessment statement makes it clear that no supermarket is associated with the planning application or is interested in locating on the site on King St, Hebden Bridge. So this is a speculative planning application aimed at whacking up the sale price of the site. It’s not aimed at creating a handy alternative to the Coop for Hebden’s discontented shoppers.

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Planning Officer recommends 3rd Dec Planning Committee to permit deferred supermarket application

On Tuesday 3rd December, Incredible Edible Mytholm’s Chair and Secretary will present Calderdale Planning Committee with a petition signed by 302 people, calling on the Committee to reject the Setbray/Belmont Homes planning application for a supermarket and hotel on the Mytholm Works/Brown’s Field site on King Street, Hebden Bridge.

The Chair, Margaret Boyle, will also speak against the planning application.

If the Planning Committee decide on 3rd December to approve the supermarket planning application, IncredibleEdible Mytholm’s plans for a community-owned sustainable food business, eco attraction and eco hotel on the site – as envisioned in the header to this post – will almost certainly be dashed.

The IEM response last August to the supermarket retail impact assessment is here.
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Welcome to IncredibleEdible Mytholm’s AGM – 7pm, Monday 25 Nov

All Incredible Edible Mytholm members, supporters and interested people are welcome to attend the AGM on Monday 25th November, 7pm at the Fox & Goose.

This is a chance to find out what IEM has been up to over the first, eventful year of its existence; and for IEM members, a chance to nominate, second and elect members to a new Management Committee.

IEM Management Committee members do many and varied things, so no matter where you’re coming from, if you’d like to be part of the Management Committee you’re likely to find activities that suit you.
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In the loop – restorative industries and services

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.
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Incredible Edible Mytholm’s presentation to Hebden Bridge Partnership

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?

IEM came out of people talking about what the best use of the Mytholm Works designated employment site might be, for Hebden Bridge and the whole  Upper Calder Valley.
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Unanimous vote for Incredible Edible Mytholm’s business plan

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.
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Green Food Adventures – Come & Taste The Business Plan!

On Monday 30th September, Incredible Edible Mytholm Members and Supporters will find out what’s in the tasty Green Food Adventures outline business plan. This makes the case for a proposed community benefit social enterprise on the Browns Field site on King Street Hebden Bridge.

Members will vote on whether to accept the plan or send it back to the Management Committee for more work.

The quarterly Incredible Edible Mytholm Members and Supporters meeting will take place at 7.30pm on Monday 30th September in the Terrace Room, Hebden Bridge Town Hall. All IEM members, supporters and people who are simply curious about Green Food Adventures are welcome.
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