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Ryebank campaigners make their voices heard

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Dan Whelan

Opposition to the proposed redevelopment of Ryebank Fields in Chorlton was “by far the single biggest message” to come out of the latest consultation on Manchester’s local plan, the city council said. 

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PROFILE | Wyman leads radical next phase of Manchester growth

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Sarah Townsend

Louise Wyman, strategic director of growth and development at Manchester City Council, is embarking on the biggest placemaking rethink the city has seen in years, to include a heavier focus on design, public realm and “spaces between buildings”, and a shake-up of appointed consultants to improve competition.

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Ask and Salboy schemes secure consent

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Dan Whelan

Ask Real Estate’s Staycity hotel, and Salboy’s Shudehill office are the last proposals to be approved by Manchester City Council’s three-person emergency panel, as the authority announced it would pivot to full virtual planning committees at the end of July. 

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Manchester housing company set for final sign-off

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Sarah Townsend

The city council expects to gain approval on Wednesday to set up a company to deliver at least 500 homes each year until 2025, including affordable and private tenure units, and reduce the budget for projects such as the Town Hall refurbishment.