M60 Towns Development

Place North West Date: - 13:00
Organiser: Place North West
Location: Village Hotel Ashton-under-Lyne
Phone: 07966535262

Join Place North West, Barton Willmore and Rochdale Development Agency to explore the development prospects of M60 Towns at this half-day event on Thursday 21 April at the Village Hotel, Ashton Moss.

Themes on the day will include challenges for animating town centres, housing and the green belt debate, employment land allocation, development viability and transport infrastructure.

Running order

8am Arrival, networking and breakfast

8.30am Welcome by Paul Unger, editor, Place North West

Dan Mitchell, partner, Barton Willmore

Nicola Kane, transport strategy manager and Rod Fawcett, transport policy manager at Transport for Greater Manchester

Lindsay Humblet, partner in landscape architecture, Planit-IE

Panel, joined by:

  • John Sullivan, director, Cinema Next
  • David Smith-Milne, chief executive, PlaceFirst


Q&A with Nick Johnson, head honcho at Market Operations, Altrincham Market

John Searle, chief executive, Rochdale Development Agency

Shelagh McNerney, head of development, Salford City Council

Roger Frith, head of strategic regeneration and development, Oldham Council

Panel, joined by:

  • Paul Nolan, director, Nolan Redshaw
  • Ade Alao, head of investment and development, Tameside Council
  • Nicola Kane, transport strategy manager, Transport for Greater Manchester

Lunch, networking and close

Tickets for the event are priced at £65+VAT and include breakfast and lunch. The event is due to start at 8am for an 8.30am beginning to formal proceedings and wrapping up around 12midday with lunch and networking.

M60 Towns is sponsored by Barton Willmore and Rochdale Development Agency.

There is extensive free parking at Village, the Hotel Club, Ashton-under-Lyne. For public transport, the venue is a short walk from Ashton West Metrolink stop, travelling on the Ashton-under-Lyne route, taking around 30 minutes from Manchester city centre.

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