Housing and homelessness charity Shelter has called for a major public housebuilding programme, as it reported that delivery of social homes in the North West has plummeted from 2,963 homes in 2009-10 to 519 in 2017-18.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson has quit George Osborne’s Northern Powerhouse Partnership, accusing the current Chancellor Philip Hammond of being “determined to poison and kill off” his predecessor’s legacy.
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.
Sefton Council has lost its legal fight to order Highways England to re-consult on proposals to ease traffic on the A5036 Dunnings Bridge Road by building a dual carriageway through Rimrose Valley country park.
Manchester City Council has shut down four properties on Harris Street in Strangeways, bordering the newly-proposed Great Ducie Street development area, which were being used to sell counterfeit goods.
The city region was behind only London in completed Help to Buy property purchases, with Cheshire also among the top six, according to research based on statistics released by the Ministry for Housing, Communities & Local Government.