Salford City Council is to bring planning and building control services, property, and highways and infrastructure back in-house once the current contract with Urban Vision, its partnership with Capita and Galliford Try, ends in January 2020.
The Conservatives' 14-year stint in power at Trafford has ended after gains by Labour tipped the council to no overall control, with some murmurs overnight at the vote count that the losses could be due to the Tories' backing of controversial plans at Turn Moss.
The Government has announced a £70m package of funding for Greater Manchester to support housebuilding, including a £50m brownfield land fund, £10m for the regeneration of Collyhurst, and £8m to support increasing staff capacity.
Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has asked Transport for Greater Manchester and operator KeolisAmey to submit monthly reports on the performance of Metrolink, following criticism of the way incidents and delays have been handled and communicated.
The Northern Powerhouse Partnership has called on Government to deliver Northern Powerhouse Rail by 2032/33, providing high-speed links between regional cities at the same time as HS2 reaches the north.
Submissions for Farnworth, Leigh, Prestwich, Stalybridge, Swinton, and Stretford to be part of Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham’s Town Centre Challenge have been made to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.