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Northern Powerhouse Perspective – what it is, how it’s working and what success means

The Northern Powerhouse was launched in June 2014 by the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne. At the time, he described the cities of the North as “individually strong, but collectively not strong enough. The whole is less than the sum of its parts.”
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Will Brownfield Land Registers help solve the housing crisis?

In April 2017, the government announced the introduction of Brownfield Land Registers. Their purpose is to encourage more brownfield sites to be developed for housing. The deadline for putting Registers in place is 31 December, so we’re beginning to see them produced. But will they make a difference to the housing crisis?
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Why the time is right to review Manchester’s Green Belt

The ten councils who make up Greater Manchester are in the process of preparing a new Spatial Framework to guide development in the region until 2035. The plan will identify both the amount of employment space and the number of new homes that will be needed over the next 20 years. The most controversial part […]
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Paul Smith to speak at M60 Towns Development Conference

The Managing Director of The Strategic Land Group, Paul Smith, is set to appear as a speaker at the forthcoming M6o Towns Development Conference organised by Place North West. The event will be considering what the future holds for the towns located around the M60 motorway in Greater Manchester. That questions is particularly poignant this year given the […]
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The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework: what is it and what does it mean for development?

There has been a lot of recent coverage in the press about the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework and how it will impact the region. But what exactly is it, why is it so important and how much new development is it proposing? This post explains.
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Manchester poised for significant growth

BNY Mellon has published a new report, which includes contributions from Sir Howard Bernstein and the developer behind Spinningfields, considering the growth prospects for Mancheseter over the next 10 years. Their conclusion is that around 55,000 new jobs are likely to be created which would result in the City Centre growing upwards and outwards.
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