Saga continues as Cheshire watersports park unapproved

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Jessica Middleton-Pugh

In its third hearing at a Cheshire East planning committee, proposals for a £1.6m watersports adventure park in Chelford have been rejected, overturning consent granted in August after an application process marred by council errors.

Map shows Manchester and Liverpool down in migration numbers

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An interactive map based on recent migration data from the Office for National Statistics, created by price comparison company GoCompare, has shown that both Manchester and Liverpool saw more people move out of their cities than move in during 2014, while Cheshire experienced a gain.

RSK urges firms to prepare for new environmental rules

Specialist land remediation and environmental science consultancy RSK Group is holding a series of briefings for property professionals ahead of the expected changes to ISO14001, the main environmental management system, due to be published later this month.

HLF funds expansion of Quarry Bank access

The National Trust is to receive £3.9m in grant funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund towards a major restoration project at Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate, the preserved industrial revolution community outside Wilmslow.

Council revisits London Road Fire Station CPO

Members of Manchester City Council's executive will be asked to approve the making of a second compulsory purchase order on the London Road Fire Station in a bid to ensure the derelict building is brought back in to use.

AS 2014: Fracking research centre for Cheshire

Thornton Science Park at the former Shell technology campus near Ellesmere Port is to get one of two new sub-service test centres as part of a £31m investment announced in the Autumn Statement.