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Manchester pushes for underground HS2 hub

Sarah Townsend

The council has pledged to maximise the “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” High Speed 2 presents for regenerating the city centre and improving connections across the North, but called for an underground HS2 station at Manchester Piccadilly and the removal of the nearby Gateway House office block.


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Manchester and Liverpool react to tier allocations

Dan Whelan

Greater Manchester will be placed in the highest tier of the Government’s Covid-19 restrictions after the national lockdown ends, while Liverpool has been rewarded for its falling infection rates with a tier two placing. 

GMSF Green Belt

GMSF: Manchester supports as wrangling continues 

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Dan Whelan

The city council yesterday voted to approve the draft Greater Manchester Spatial Framework ahead of a period of public consultation, while spats over Green Belt continue to divide other boroughs, casting doubt over the plan as a whole.

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GMSF: Burnham begs Stockport Tories to accept plans

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Sarah Townsend

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham and Stockport Council leader Elise Wilson have written an open letter to residents imploring them to support the city region development strategy, in the latest instalment of the saga surrounding the controversial document.    


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