The approval of Middlewich’s £58m bypass has led developers DB Symmetry and Pochin’s to submit a planning application to build 190,000 sq ft of industrial and distribution accommodation at its flagship logistics park, MA6NITUDE.
Just 2.2% of the 1.17m people employed in the city region use the Metrolink for their journeys to work, compared to 60% of those still driving, according to a travel diary survey conducted by Transport for Greater Manchester.
Improved transport links to Manchester Airport, including a new bus and cycleway to Altrincham and improved east-west Metrolink connections, are among the proposals due to be submitted by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to the Government.
Electrification of rail lines between Manchester and Preston has been hit by a delay, with works not due to complete until after its original end date of December 2017, according to a Greater Manchester Combined Authority report.
Cheshire and Staffordshire’s joint Constellation Partnership is to create an investment fund “in the style of North West Evergreen, but bigger”, according to outgoing chairman Jackie Sadek, as part of the campaign's plans to maximise growth opportunities around HS2 and the proposed Crewe station.