Welcome to the Halton Development CIC website.
Halton is a special place – indeed, its history and setting make it unique. We believe the future
development of Halton represents a once in a lifetime opportunity for the local community to come together to have a significant input in to this.
After 100 years, the RAF are moving out and selling off the 800 acre site and we want to ensure local voices are heard when it comes to the development. This is why we have incorporated the Halton Development Community Interest Company. We are inclusive and transparent and will need real support from the communities affected if, together, we are to be heard
We aim to ensure that we all make a place that continues to be special, and that can add real value to the people who will live and work there. This big-picture thinking is called ‘place-making’ and we think it is vital that this is incorporated in
Place-making and the power of a collective vision
Place-making inspires people to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces as the heart of every community, strengthening the connection between people and the places they share. More
than just promoting better design, placemaking facilitates creative patterns of use, paying particular attention to the physical, cultural, and social identities that define a place and support its ongoing
With community-based participation at its centre, an effective placemaking process capitalizes on a local community's assets, inspiration, and potential, and it results in the creation of quality public spaces that contribute to people's health, happiness and well-being
Placemaking shows people just how powerful their collective vision can be. It helps them to re- imagine everyday spaces, and to see anew the potential of parks and woodland, waterways, streets,
markets and public buildings.
HDCIC Objectives and Vision
We aim to bring the communities and all stakeholders together to create a collective vision that satisfies the needs of all parties.
We want to create a vibrant, sustainable and successful community in Halton supported by a place that has heart, soul and meaning, and retaining its regional and national influence.
An ideal approach and plan will enhance as well as complement the current space. New ideas and imaginative partnerships will bring innovation, vibrancy and jobs as well as community spaces and buildings that add value and attract people.
A successful development will bring new, diverse people and housing to the area - housing which is built around the same overall Vision and which represents the best that housing can be when planned holistically and with the appropriate infrastructure.
Our 4 Main Areas of Interest
We are focusing on the following 4 pillars, whilst keeping a holistic approach to the entire development. These are:
We are already in discussions with a number of stakeholders and influencers and will speak to any interested party about a range of issues.
This can include:
Engaging in planning and development arrangements
Curating the process for Halton site, including design policy and principles, construction code of
practice and potentially the supply arrangements for works
Securing public and private sector investment and commitment for development
Furthermore, there is the potential for the CIC to take on specific site assets with long term
sustainable societal and business cases – we are in this for the long term.
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