Planning permission has been submitted this week for the UK’s biggest urban farm and eco-park in Oldham. If this goes ahead – and fingers crossed, it should – this new 160 acre site will be amazing for the local ecology and wildlife, as well as the local community.
The plans include a visitor and learning centre, a natural amphitheatre and a swimming pool, as well as community allotments and growing space and a café. I think it’s a really exciting development and have been following the news since it was first announced.
A boulevard in the sky
Another interesting development in for planning that I spotted which involves a boulevard in the sky in Salford, with lots of greenery, as well as the pedestrianisation of a major road in the area.
This looks like a huge interesting development in this traditionally industrial city, complementing all the fantastic development around MediaCity.
Planting out your tender plants!
For gardeners, the second week of May is a joyous occasion! For that is that date, in the north of the country, that we are generally safe from night time frosts. Vegetable gardeners are now safe to plant out their runner beans, courgettes, squashes, sweetcorn and other tender veg.
Flowers that can be now planted out include zinnias, dahlias, canna lily, sweet peas – and many more. Get that garden planted up!