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Lancs bypass clears planning hurdle

The building of a dual carriageway between Windy Harbour and Skippool near Poulton-le-Fylde has edged closer, after the Planning Inspectorate agreed to examine Highways England’s plans.

Bill Addy, Chief Executive, Liverpool BID Company

Property names join BID board

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Liverpool BID Company's Commercial District BID has added a raft of names to its operating board, with representatives from Bruntwood and two local architects among the appointees.

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OakNorth expands in Manchester

Challenger bank OakNorth, which has backed developments by Fortis and Select Property in Salford, is aiming to double staff numbers at its Manchester office next year including the addition of a number of senior roles.

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St Helens to sign off Local Plan

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St Helens Council’s cabinet will next week be asked to approve the draft of the borough’s Local Plan, a key feature of which is a reduced target for housing completions, from 570 per year to 486. 

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Loan for College’s Boddies move to go before council

Manchester City Council is to consider proposals for a £27.6m loan that will allow Manchester College to take forward its plans for a new city centre campus at the former Boddington’s Brewery site.

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Burnham backs IPPR call for Powerhouse shift

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The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has called for more investment and devolution for the North as an Institute for Public Policy Research report highlighted falling public spending, while spending in the South increased.