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Revised GMSF slashes Green Belt release by 60%

Sarah Townsend

The latest draft of Greater Manchester’s long-awaited spatial strategy cuts proposed release of Green Belt land for development and focuses growth on a “core area” encompassing the city centre and parts of east Manchester, Trafford and Salford.


Industry awaits GMSF with bated breath

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Sarah Townsend

The latest version of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, the much-delayed document that allocates development land across the city-region, is expected to be published today.

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Industrial + Logistics: a sector on the rise | Summary

Far from being only about big draughty sheds in out-of-the-way locations, the logistics industry is crucial to the region and the country, keeping goods and services moving in uncertain times, a Place North West event heard.

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Speakers House offices and Whitworth Street hotel deferred

Dan Whelan

Kames Property Income Fund asked Manchester City Council to defer its plans for a 17-storey office block at 39 Deansgate, while developer Investream's refurbishment of Cavendish House on Black Pool Fold was given the green light.

Blackpool seeks help for stricken hospitality trade

Neil Tague

Business leaders in Blackpool have sent an open letter to Boris Johnson, describing how tier 3 measures imposed ahead of the half-term break have had a devastating impact on its £1.6bn hospitality industry.