IPPR Transport Spend Skewed Graph

IPPR: Transport spending gap between London and regions set to increase

The latest report from the Institute for Public Policy Research highlights the growing gap in transport infrastructure spending between London and the rest of England, with investment set to reach £1,943 per head in the capital, compared to £427 per head in the North.

How Partners 2017

New partner for How

The Manchester planning consultancy has appointed Neil Lucas as partner, joining existing partners Gary Halman, Richard Woodford, Jon Suckley and Richard Barton.

Tameside Interchange reaches final hurdle

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The construction of a £33m transport interchange in Ashton-under-Lyne is due to receive final sign-off on Friday, as the Greater Manchester Combined Authority is set to approve the release of £31m in Local Growth Deal funding.

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Plans back in for Furness Quay homes

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Fortis Developments has resubmitted its proposals for 593 apartments at Furness Quay to Salford City Council, after an earlier application’s surprise refusal by the council’s planning committee last month.

Phoenix House

Phoenix House sale nears £5m

London & Cambridge Properties, the property investment and management company, has sold a 30,000 sq ft office on Centre Park in Warrington to Hillview Real Estate for £4.9m.

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St Michaels New Facade January 2017

Historic England wades in on St Michael’s debate

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Historic England has confirmed its opposition to the two towers proposed by the St Michael’s Partnership for Bootle Street in Manchester city centre, calling the scheme “aggressive” and saying it would cause “substantial harm”.


CWAC lets space in HQ building

Chester Race Company is to move into Cheshire West & Chester Council’s HQ building in Chester next month, taking 7,000 sq ft on the fourth floor.