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Revised GMSF slashes Green Belt release by 60%

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.

Bury Town Hall

Bury eyes estate consolidation

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Dan Whelan

The council is to launch an agile working pilot as part of a longer term strategy to consolidate its estate that could include the sale of some of its buildings. 

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Manchester cancels MIPIM stand for 2021

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Sarah Townsend

Promotional body Marketing Manchester has withdrawn plans to exhibit at the property expo in the South of France next June in response to feedback from its delegation during the current climate.