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Greater Manchester council stays on board strategic framework process

Greater Manchester council stays on board strategic framework process

Stockport Council has fended off a bid from Liberal Democrat councillors to pull the authority out of the process for preparing a strategic plan for Greater Manchester.

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.

Manchester city centre arts space approved

Manchester city centre arts space approved

Manchester City Council has approved plans to create a major new arts and events space on a 1.8-hectare site in the south-west of the city centre after planners concluded that the proposed scheme 'will make an important contribution to the objectives of the Northern Powerhouse'.

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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.

What would Burnham mayoralty mean for Greater Manchester?

What would Burnham mayoralty mean for Greater Manchester?

Regenerating the outlying towns of Greater Manchester will be a priority for Labour's candidate Andy Burnham if he becomes the conurbation's mayor, the MP said this week.


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