Cumbria Coastal Activities Centre

Cumbria gains Coastal Communities boost

Chloé Vaughan

Whitehaven Harbour is set to receive £2.45m for a water sports and recreational activities centre as part of the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund.

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My Place series

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Throughout August, Place North West published reflections from property professionals on the towns and cities that shaped them, and how the fabric of these places has changed, along with their vision for the future. Here, you can read the series in full.

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PLANNING | Christie wins Paterson consent

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Chloé Vaughan

After a contentious battle between councillors, campaigners, and The Christie, the replacement for the fire-damaged Paterson building has won approval at Manchester City Council’s planning committee, while a 12-storey student block was refused, and a conversion of Pearl Assurance House into a hotel was deferred.

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PLANNING | The Christie set for £150m Paterson consent

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Chloé Vaughan

The Christie's development of the fire-damaged Paterson Building is set to be approved by Manchester City Council next week, along with a Malmaison hotel at Princess Street and a scaled-down student housing proposal at Cambridge Street.

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Government announces hospital funding

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Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said an additional £1.8bn will be invested into NHS estates, including money for five hospital projects in the North West.

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Oldham planning head suspended over ‘gross misconduct’ allegations

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Charlie Schouten

Oldham’s head of planning Stephen Irvine has been suspended amid claims of “gross misconduct”, with the borough's Liberal Democrat leader calling for an investigation as to whether the allegations focus on two controversial planning applications, including one by Russell Homes at Knowls Lane.