Leyland Test Track

Proposal for Leyland test track site faces refusal

An application that includes full consent for a first housing phase of 197 homes at the former Leyland Trucks testing track has been recommended for refusal, with the volume of affordable housing the main sticking point.

Castle Irwell Outline Planning

Castle Irwell site up for sale

The University of Salford has instructed Tim Claxton Property to dispose of the former Castle Irwell student campus, where planning was secured last year for 500 homes and 25,000 sq ft of commercial space.

Ed Macbryde 27

MIPIM | Opportunity for SME housebuilders

When Sajid Javid said in 2017 that "the housing market was broken", describing it as "almost impossible for small independent builders to enter the market", he cast light on an issue of vital importance, writes Simon Finlay, head of development at Macbryde Homes.

Calderpeel Altrincham Front

Calderpeel starts studio overhaul

Calderpeel Architects has acquired its headquarters on Altrincham’s Market Street and has started work on a refurbishment of the property as part of plans to increase its visibility in the town.

Cottam Hall 114 Homes

Start on site imminent for Cottam Hall homes

The developer delivering 114 homes at the former Cottam Hall Brickworks in Preston has received infrastructure planning consent, meaning work can shortly begin on the first phase of construction.

David Carmichael

Lovell recruits land director

David Carmichael has joined partnership housing developer Lovell, based in Altrincham, as land director for the North West, North Wales and Scotland.

Orchard Street CGI

Plans in for Pendleton homes

A planning application for 470 homes around Orchard Street in Pendleton has been submitted on behalf of developers Connell Property Partnership and Shea Investments.