Mayoral Candidates

Place North West GM Mayoral Debate: Hear from the candidates

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Place North West, Lovell Partnerships and Iceni Projects bring you the first debate of its kind between the Labour candidate, Andy Burnham, Conservative Sean Anstee and Liberal Democrat Jane Brophy as they compete to become the first directly elected Mayor for Greater Manchester in the election on 4 May 2017.

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GM flexes new CPO muscle at Cornbrook redevelopment

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Newly granted planning powers are being tested for the first time by Greater Manchester Combined Authority to compulsorily purchase sites at Cornbrook Hub, the gateway to Peel’s Manchester Waters scheme on Pomona Island, although the authority is confident a deal will be agreed with the landowner before the legal tools need to be fully deployed.

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What we know about Joanne Roney

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After Friday’s announcement that Manchester’s chief executive is set to be replaced by an outsider from the other side of the Pennines, Place North West examines what is known about Roney’s property credentials and work style.

Philip Hammond

AS 2016: Hammond backs housing with infrastructure spend

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In his first Autumn Statement as Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond highlighted housing as one of the Government’s four areas seen as “critical for improving productivity”, allocating funds to support infrastructure and speed up construction.

Wirral Waters Peel

Councils vie for share of £18m housing pot

Local authorities have less than four weeks to bid for grants from an £18m fund, launched on Friday by minister Gavin Barwell who also confirmed the creation of housing zones in Blackburn, Burnley and Wirral Waters.

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Senior Government names sign up to MIPIM UK

Six government ministers are expected to attend the MIPIM UK property conference next week, due to take place from Wednesday 19 October at Olympia in London.