In our last communication on Ryebank Fields we said that we would give members a more detailed update once the current stage of MMU’s developer selection process had been completed.
This stage of the process is taking longer than originally expected and is still ongoing. In the meantime, we can report that a group of board members have now met (virtually) with four shortlisted developers for a presentation on their early plans and an initial question and answer session. We have given some initial feedback on how well aligned the initial plans are with the CLT’s Expectations and Aspirations.
The developers are each working on their proposals and will present their more considered proposals to a full CLT Board meeting before a selection is made by MMU (at a date yet to be agreed). The CLT Board will provide feedback on the final submissions, and we will provide members with a feedback report on the process.
Thereafter the preferred developer will embark on a detailed planning process. The CLT has made it clear to every shortlisted developer that we will expect extensive and meaningful community engagement to take place throughout the next phase of the process, should the sale go ahead.