ENTHUSE is new project to develop an environmental community engagement plan for West Gorton
Action for Sustainable Living is heading up a consortium involving MERCi and Cooler to help shape a plan make West Gorton a more sustainable place to live, work and play.
Image from the Environment & Design Framework for West Gorton
With grant support from Manchester City Council’s Environmental Strategy Team the ENTHUSE consortium will be engaging local stakeholder organisations to maximise engagement of, and support for residents to help deliver:
• Improved home energy efficiency
• More local growing and care for greenspace
• Greener travel
• Greater reuse, recycling and composting
Over the next 10 years West Gorton will see the construction of 1,000 new homes, refurbishments to existing homes and new community facilities and improved greenspace.
The City Council recognises that if it is to realise its vision for a low-carbon sustainable community, the active involvement and empowerment of residents is essential.
“Our aim is to develop a simple action-orientated plan to put residents at the heart of the sustainable transformation of West Gorton”, explained Simon Robinson of AfSL, “our guiding principle is that all those who might help deliver the plan, should be involved in shaping it.”
Over the coming months the ENTHUSE consortium will be working closely with the City Council and the neighbourhood management company Guinness Northern Counties to ensure a living, breathing plan is developed.
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