A £68 million infrastructure funding package agreed as part of the Greater Manchester housing deal has been withdrawn by the government following the publication of lower housing targets in the city region's draft spatial framework.
Funding decisions made by the government's housing agency for England will complement promised planning changes in encouraging a greater diversity of housing types on large sites, the Mipim property conference heard last week.
Four of England's directly elected city-region mayors shared a stage at the UK government pavilion at last week's Mipim international property fair in Cannes. Here are six key messages that emerged from what they said.
Civil servants have told Greater Manchester metro mayor Andy Burnham that promised central government funding to support housing growth is at risk because the numbers in its draft city-regional plan are too low, the mayor told Planning this week.