Council is due to sign-off 283 homes at Cottam Hall by Story Homes

Council to decide on 570 Preston homes

Planning officers have recommended 570 homes for either full or reserved matters approval at Preston City Council’s next planning committee meeting on Wednesday 9 July.
TK Maxx

TK Maxx to open in Middlebrook

US department store TK Maxx has agreed a 15-year lease on an 18,500 sq ft unit at Orbit Developments’ Middlebrook Retail & Leisure Park in Bolton.
Number 6 First Street

Plans in for Number 6 First Street

Patrizia has submitted a planning application for a 220,000 sq ft mixed-use block at First Street, part of the 1m sq ft wider development at its newly-acquired 20-acre Manchester site.
Councils need to update targets, says Nicola Rigby

GM spatial framework ‘needs to reflect housing shift’

This week, the Office of National Statistics published the Mid-Year Estimates of Population for 2014 revealing growth in the North West was around 10% higher than previously projected and exposes several local authorities to an even greater lack of supply.
Duncan Williams Seddon

Seddon pushes into social housing

The Bolton-based company said it won £31m of new work with registered providers in the first half of the year, largely under the stewardship of new regional divisional director Duncan Williams who joined in February.
Astley and Byrom House

Quay Street office approved

Jessica Swettenham

Proposals for the redevelopment of Astley House and Byrom House in Quay Street into a 270,000 sq ft office have been given the go-ahead by Manchester City Council.
Manchester Life's New Union Street scheme will include 300 flats

Manchester Life sites receive council sign-off

Jessica Swettenham

Manchester City Council has approved the construction of 650 homes at its latest planning committee meeting, including two applications for Manchester Life sites in Ancoats and New Islington.
Highways England road plan

Highways England sets out £1.5bn road plan

H­ighways England has announced plans to invest £1.5bn in the North West’s roads over the next five years, creating 80 miles of smart motorway – in addition to the current M62 and M60 works.