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Planning Awards Countdown: Planning Permission of the Year, sponsored by Border Archaeology

Planning Awards Countdown: Planning Permission of the Year, sponsored by Border Archaeology

With the Planning Awards only four weeks away, we take a closer look at one of the shortlisted entries in the planning permission of the year category.

Plans submitted for 40-storey Manchester tower

Plans submitted for 40-storey Manchester tower

Plans have been submitted for 756-home development, including a 40-storey tower, on the northern edge of Manchester city centre.

Bolton agrees to planning changes following advisory service probe

Bolton agrees to planning changes following advisory service probe

A Greater Manchester council has agreed to implement a raft of recommendations included in a review of its planning processes carried out by the Planning Advisory Service (PAS).

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Sponsored content: What do the key mayoral contenders have in store for planning?

Sponsored content: What do the key mayoral contenders have in store for planning?

In the second of a series of columns exploring the planning priorities of leading candidates in the upcoming city region mayoral elections, Zoe Ensor, a partner at public relations consultancy Newgate Communications, looks at Greater Manchester, Merseyside and the Tees Valley.

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.


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