St Helens Glass Futures

Glass Futures bags further £15m backing

Neil Tague

The development of a 158,000 sq ft, £54m R&D facility for the glass industry, next to St Helens’ rugby league stadium, has received a major funding boost with £15m committed by central Government.

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Burnham launches oneGM campaign

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Neil Tague

Property figures are at the forefront of a new campaign looking to support for people and businesses affected by tightened Covid regulations, and to develop a “roadmap out of restrictions”.

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Revised GMSF slashes Green Belt release by 60%

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Sarah Townsend

The latest draft of Greater Manchester’s long-awaited spatial strategy cuts proposed release of Green Belt land for development and focuses growth on a “core area” encompassing the city centre and parts of east Manchester, Trafford and Salford.

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Industry awaits GMSF with bated breath

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Sarah Townsend

The latest version of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, the much-delayed document that allocates development land across the city-region, is expected to be published today.

Blackpool seeks help for stricken hospitality trade

Neil Tague

Business leaders in Blackpool have sent an open letter to Boris Johnson, describing how tier 3 measures imposed ahead of the half-term break have had a devastating impact on its £1.6bn hospitality industry.

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IN FOCUS | Industry laments Manchester’s tier 3 blow

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Sarah Townsend and Neil Tague

Property and hospitality businesses in the city-region expressed a mix of anger, frustration, fear and dismay after mayor Andy Burnham’s attempts to secure more funding to accompany tougher Covid-19 restrictions crumbled on Tuesday.