Andrew Western

Western: Trafford not a Nimby council

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Jessica Middleton-Pugh

It’s been over four months since Andrew Western became leader of Trafford Council. One of his first acts was to withdraw major development plans at Turn Moss, and set a firm line against potential loss of the borough’s Green Belt at Flixton, however he insists he will not be running “a Nimby council”.

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Government confirms St Michael’s all-clear

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The controversial Manchester city centre development is to go ahead after Secretary of State James Brokenshire notified the St Michael’s Partnership that the application will not be called in for a public inquiry. 

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Cautious welcome for Government cladding pledge

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The Government’s announcement that it will fund the removal and replacement of unsafe cladding by councils and housing associations, estimated at £400m, has been met with approval by one of the region's key social landlords.

GPA launched to asset manage public estate

The Government Property Agency has been officially established as an executive agency, setting out with the aim of improving efficiency and generating benefits of between £1.4bn and £2.4bn over the next ten years.

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Burnham cracks the whip on Metrolink

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Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has asked Transport for Greater Manchester and operator KeolisAmey to submit monthly reports on the performance of Metrolink, following criticism of the way incidents and delays have been handled and communicated.

Government awards £105m to bridge housing viability gap

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Chancellor Philip Hammond and Communities Secretary Sajid Javid have confirmed the first round of allocations from the £5bn Housing Infrastructure Fund, backing 18 projects across the region with awards of between £300,000 and £12m.

Andy Burnham

Burnham names advisory panel

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Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has cast the net wide in selecting his first Business Advisory Panel, with just one representative of the property sector being named, in Nicola Hodkinson, director of business services at Seddon Construction.