Manchester City Council Delegated Powers Joanne Roney Nasrin Ali And Basil Curley March 2020

Trio take over Manchester planning decisions

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Chloé Vaughan and Jessica Middleton-Pugh

The power to decide on major Manchester planning applications has now been delegated to council chief executive Joanne Roney, alongside chair of the planning committee Cllr Basil Curley and deputy chair Cllr Nasrin Ali.

CIS Tower Full Simpson Haugh February 2020

Approval for £150m CIS Tower overhaul

Chloé Vaughan

Castlebrooke Investments has gained approval on plans for the refurbishment and expansion of the grade two-listed tower in Manchester, adding 94,000 sq ft to bring the building up to 714,000 sq ft.

North Leigh Park Wigan

Countryside plots next 500 Leigh homes

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The housebuilder has submitted planning applications for the next phase of the 1,800-home mixed-use North Leigh Park project, predicting a £250m construction investment over the 10-year build programme.

Bury FC

Spotlight on future of Gigg Lane and Bury Market

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Dan Whelan

A consortium hoping to take over Bury FC has asked the council to buy the club's Gigg Lane ground, while the town's market could be set for an overhaul with the construction of a “flexi-hall” under discussion.