Regional leaders and businesses applauded the Government’s decision to renationalise the beleaguered Northern rail franchise, saying it has fallen short of delivering an acceptable service to passengers for years.
Oldham Council is to launch a £2.4m tender for a contractor to redevelop Royton Town Hall, after increasing the budget for the project by almost a third to £2.9m, and completing an extensive consultation.
Developers in Salford face stricter requirements to increase social value from their schemes, including having to submit a 'social value strategy' and contribute more towards affordable housing, according to the draft Local Plan, due for consultation from this month.
Developer Elliot Lawless and Nick Kavanagh, Liverpool City Council’s head of regeneration, were arrested on Wednesday “as part of an ongoing fraud investigation” and were released on bail this morning.
The outcome of the general election is likely to spur investment in the North West property market, as greater political certainty supports dealmaking even as the Brexit turmoil continues, according to property leaders in the region.