Seashell Trust School

Stockport to debate GMSF withdrawal

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Dan Whelan

The council may back out of work to prepare the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework over concerns that the Government's forthcoming planning reforms would render any framework out of date soon after adoption. 

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester

GMSF timeframe revised on Covid-19

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Sarah Townsend

The latest version of the long-awaited Greater Manchester Spatial Framework will be published for consultation in November, and is intended to form part of the city-region's wider response to the impact of the pandemic on local development.

Altrincham Grafton Centre August 2018

Trafford rethinks Grafton Centre plans on Covid

Dan Whelan

The council had been looking for a development partner to regenerate the 81,000 sq ft retail complex in Altrincham town centre but has shelved the plans, instead appointing consultancy CBRE to conduct an appraisal on the impact of the pandemic on the scheme. 

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Get the diggers in, Prime Minister urges

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Dan Whelan

Boris Johnson has pledged £5bn for UK infrastructure, including unlocking the central Manchester rail bottleneck, as well as schools, hospitals and other 'shovel-ready' projects, to help Britain bounce back from the “economic reverberations” of Covid-19. 

Timperley Pop Up Cycle

Row breaks out over Trafford cycle lane move

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Sarah Townsend

The council removed a pop-up bike lane from Ashfield Road in Sale this week only 48 hours after it had been installed, sparking outrage among local cyclists and others seeking to avoid public transport.


Nightingale hospital to stay open all year

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Dan Whelan

Discussions are ongoing on how best to use the emergency coronavirus hospital at Manchester Central Convention Centre, but it is expected to remain in place for the rest of the year, according to mayor Andy Burnham.