With the Williams-Shapps “Plan for Rail” White Paper freshly published, and the Covid-19 pandemic having given a tantalising glimpse of car-free city streets, what are the big goals for the region in transport?
With mayoral elections looming in May, candidates of various political stripes hope to break Labour’s hold over the Manchester and Liverpool city regions, but whether less experienced contenders can break the current monopolies remains to be seen.
A cross-borough plan for allocating land for homes and jobs in Greater Manchester is still the right way forward for development, but the setbacks and delays it has faced have caused market uncertainty and deterred investors over the years.
Property professionals discussed what needs to change to make health centres and senior living developments fit for the future, amid the twin challenges of an ageing population and the ongoing health crisis.
The council has published a video outlining the extent of its £180m plan to regenerate the town centre, including proposals for an HS2 hub station, the £48m Royal Arcade leisure development and an art history research hub opposite the town hall.