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The Subplot | Muddlesbrough untangled, Towns Fund, Manchester arts
Can a change in political power, and a new mayoral development corporation, begin to resolve Middlesbrough’s property problems? Plus: overspending at Manchester’s Factory International and underspending at the Department of Levelling Up.
Bolton to pay £467,800 after losing Hulton Park appeal
Peel L&P had not sought a cost award after winning its planning appeal against the council’s refusal of its £250m mixed-used project – but the Planning Inspectorate opted to give it anyway, calling the council’s decision “unreasonable, irrational, and injudicious to the extent that no reasonable authority would have made it”.
PODCAST | How to build more homes in uncertain times
Constant tinkering with the planning system and a volatile economic landscape are two of the biggest issues contributing to the housing crisis, according to Urban Strategy director Jackie Sadek and Winckworth Sherwood partners Colette McCormack and Lindsay Garratt.
Levelling up ‘unlikely to be successful’ warn MPs
“The challenges levelling up seeks to resolve are complex and cannot be remedied by one-off short-term initiatives,” reads a report by a House of Commons’ committee reviewing the activities of the Department for Levelling Up, Housing, and Communities.
Govt invests £72m in GM upgrades, scraps plans for Piccadilly platforms
The Department for Transport has ordered a rethink of Network Rail’s nearly decade-old proposal to construct a platform 15 and 16 at the busy Manchester station, while announcing improvements at Victoria and Salford Crescent.
VIDEO | Building Safety Act: Culture change or culture shock?
At UKREiiF, a panel of industry experts weighed in on how this transformative legislation will change the way buildings are designed, built, and maintained – and if the property industry is prepared for its full implementation.