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.
A Leeds-based developer’s first foray into the Manchester market is due to be approved by the city council, allowing for the construction of a 137-bedroom hotel in the Piccadilly Basin regeneration area.
The incoming chief executive of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority told the Place RESI audience local authorities were in agreement: in order to hit new housebuilding targets, “we will only deliver on our ambition if we take greater development risk.”
Former government minister and TV rail documentary presenter, Michael Portillo, joined with Talk Talk founder and local philanthropist Neil McArthur to launch a proposal for the opening of a heritage railway, pedestrian and cycle route on a viaduct between Irlam and Timperley.
Mineral wool insulation manufacturer, Knauf Insulation, has entered into a long-term contract with Veolia, to build and manage a 73,300 sq ft glass recycling facility alongside Knauf Insulation’s existing factory in St Helens.