Housing trusts begin merger talks

Chester & District Housing Trust is in talks with Cosmopolitan Housing Group in Liverpool to create an organisation with combined assets of £875m and 12,500 properties across West Cheshire, Merseyside and the North West.

Housing trust appoints Seddon for £10m work

Michael Hunt

G&J Seddon has been appointed by Chester & District Housing Trust for three projects, providing a total of 103 apartments on separate sites within Chester.

Redrow names new finance boss

Deeside-based house builder Redrow has appointed Barbara Richmond, formerly FD of car parts maker Inchcape, as its new finance director.

NW affordable housing safeguarded by new provisions

Michael Hunt

Housing Minister Ian Austin has announced rural homes in thousands of newly designated "protected" areas within the region will be safeguarded for first time buyers under new provisions. In rural areas in the North West, where replacing affordable housing...

Cheshire East still recruiting for planning boss

Michael Hunt

The creation of two new unitary authorities for east and west Cheshire has officially been launched today with Cheshire East yet to appoint a head of planning. A spokesperson for Cheshire East said: "We will be making the announcement...

Edwards Symmons appointed for residential schemes

Michael Hunt

Edwards Symmons' Liverpool office has been appointed to sell two part-completed residential properties in Wrexham. The first property comprises a six unit apartment scheme, constructed to first floor level, located on Maesgwyn Road and with access from Primrose Way....