North West

News and in-depth analysis of town planning changes, significant decisions and appeals, housing, retail, town centres and economic development in north west England.

Page Title RSS feed

Latest North West News

Clark approves Cheshire gas storage facility

Clark approves Cheshire gas storage facility

The secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy Greg Clark has approved plans for an underground gas storage capable of holding 500 million cubic metres of gas at a site in Cheshire.

Liverpool hikes homes planned for new suburb to 2,500

Liverpool hikes homes planned for new suburb to 2,500

The number of new homes planned for a new community on the site of Liverpool's 1984 International Garden Festival has been almost doubled to 2,500.

Simplified housing need test 'is threat to North's growth prospects'

Simplified housing need test 'is threat to North's growth prospects'

The introduction of a standardised methodology for assessing housing need risks reducing housing requirements in the North and weakening economic growth prospects in the region, a consultancy has warned.

Powered by COMPASSNorth West Casebook Appeals

Search 180,000 appeals on COMPASS

Follow Us:
Planning Jobs

North West In Depth

How mayoral campaigns are buffeting Manchester's city-region plan

How mayoral campaigns are buffeting Manchester's city-region plan

Greater Manchester's planning blueprint faces some significant hurdles, following concerns expressed by the front-runner for the conurbation's mayoralty and pressure from councillors to pull out of the process entirely.

Local Plan Watch: Greater Manchester authorities reach local plan milestones

Local Plan Watch: Greater Manchester authorities reach local plan milestones

Two Greater Manchester boroughs have reached key milestones in their local plan preparation, with Rochdale adopting its core strategy in October and Salford last month publishing a draft local plan for consultation.

What obstacles does the city-regional plan for Manchester face?

What obstacles does the city-regional plan for Manchester face?

Greater Manchester authorities have won plaudits for agreeing a draft spatial framework, but face criticism from a mayoral candidate, housebuilders and landowners over the plan's approach to green belt release.

Why fracking approvals are seen as positive signal for shale gas

Why fracking approvals are seen as positive signal for shale gas

The communities secretary's decision to back exploratory works at two sites in Lancashire has been hailed as a major boost for the shale gas industry, but environmental campaigners are scrutinising the outcome for loopholes.


Development plans

CIL Watch