Bernard Priest

Government housing regulations ‘failing private tenants’

Alice Cachia

Bernard Priest, Manchester City Council’s deputy leader and Ardwick councillor said the lack of support for councils regulating private landlords “represents a clear division between the interests of Manchester people and the insiders that are currently in power”.

Chester Northgate Artists Impression 1

CWAC adds 50 homes to £300m Northgate

Charlie Schouten

Cheshire West & Chester Council has upped the number of residential units at the £300m Northgate development from 70 to 120 as it prepares to discuss its progress so far at a cabinet meeting next week.

Chester Belong Care Home

Unanimous approval for Chester care home

Cheshire West & Chester Council has granted planning permission for a 72-bed Belong care home, designed by Pozzoni, on the outskirts of Chester city centre.

Morbaine Student Accommodation

Consent near for student block and housing scheme

Laura Storey

Cheshire West & Chester Council is set to approve 193 homes and accommodation for 376 students, while a proposal for 143 holiday lodges and a sailing facility has been recommended for refusal at a planning meeting next week.

CWAC moves to replace housing management contractors

Cheshire West & Cheshire Council is close to selecting City West Housing Trust, part of ForViva Group, as its new housing management contractor for 5,500 properties across Ellesmere Port and Neston.

CWAC consults on second phase of Local Plan

Cheshire West & Chester Council will open the public consultation into part two of its Local Plan this week, which includes land allocations and detailed policies on development in the borough until 2030.

Rare new townhouse to be built within Chester city walls

Planning permission has been granted for a new four-storey townhouse in the Chester city centre conservation area. The designer of the house, for a private client, believes it is the first single-occupancy dwelling to be permitted within the city walls in living memory.

Cheshire East prepares for appeal fights over 500 homes

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Cheshire East Council’s planning committee is due to approve the development of 310 homes, and at the same meeting is outlining its reasons for the refusal of 550 homes as it prepares for three appeals.