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PLANNING | Christie wins Paterson consent

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Chloé Vaughan

After a contentious battle between councillors, campaigners, and The Christie, the replacement for the fire-damaged Paterson building has won approval at Manchester City Council’s planning committee, while a 12-storey student block was refused, and a conversion of Pearl Assurance House into a hotel was deferred.

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Government accused of a job half-done on safety

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Neil Tague

Greater Manchester leaders and residents of at-risk buildings have said that the Government’s pledge of £200m to replace ACM cladding on private buildings stops short of addressing the problems they face.

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BECG backs Question Time

Built Environment Communications Group has joined Savills as a sponsor of Place North West Question Time: Manchester's New Agenda, set to be a highlight of the event calendar taking place in October.

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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.