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PROFILE | Findley looks back on 26 years at Salford

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Dan Whelan

When Chris Findley, who retired this week after almost three decades as council head of planning, arrived in post, Salford was “still recovering from the huge economic shocks of the '70s and '80s”. But developments such as Salford Quays and MediaCityUK ensure he leaves the city in a better state than he found it. 

IQ Manchester Vision

IQ sets out Manchester vision

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Dan Whelan

The student accommodation provider has earmarked three of its sites for potential redevelopment as part of a 15-year estate strategy, including potentially building a 55-storey tower near Piccadilly station. 

Chancerygate Satellite Park Oldham

Satellite Park £16m final phase approved

Sarah Townsend

Developer Chancerygate is to build around 140,000 sq ft of industrial space at the complex in Oldham, comprising a further 14 units.

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Tallest MediaCityUK tower close to approval

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Jessica Middleton-Pugh

The detailed application for X1 Developments' 1,300-home scheme in Salford Quays, and the fourth and final phase of Harworth's Logistics North industrial site, are both due for consent next week.  

Trafford Centre Main Entrance

Intu appoints administrators

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Jessica Middleton-Pugh

The struggling shopping centre owner has appointed KMPG as administrator after it said talks with creditors had reached "insufficient alignment and agreement".

Sale West Homes

First chunk of Sale West homes signed off

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Sarah Townsend

Trafford Council has granted full planning consent to the £11m first phase of Irwell Valley Homes’ regeneration of the estate comprising 79 homes for social rent, and outline consent for an additional 184 units.

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Application due in July for Trafford cryobattery

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Sarah Townsend

Trafford Council expects to receive the planning application for “the world’s first” commercial liquid air battery plant in the coming weeks, to be located at the Carrington Power Station off Manchester Road.