Category Archives: Planning

World Design Summit Montreal

Chrissie and Mike at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal, the venue for the World Design Summit.
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International recognition for Connectivity Associates

  Chrissie and Mike have been invited to present at the World Design Summit in Montreal in October. Their presentation is about Innovative Approaches to Participation in Urban Planning. It is based on their extensive experience of community consultation including case studies of Warrington and Heaton Moor.  
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Luxury Apartments approved in Alderley Edge Conservation Area

Mike Gibson of Connectivity Associates has secured planning permission for luxury apartments in Alderley Edge.   The proposal, approved by Cheshire East’s Northern Planning Committee, involves the demolition of a building in the conservation area and its replacement with a building of contemporary design which proved to be controversial.  The approved scheme was the result […]
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Ulverston supermarket scheme approved again

Mike Gibson, planning consultant for the applicant, Robinson’s, secured planning permission for a second time for a controversial supermarket development in Ulverston. South Lakeland’s Planning Committee voted to approve the application with an overwhelming majority of 14 to 1.  Addressing the Committee, Mike explained that the scheme has the support of the Council Officers, English […]
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Connectivity involved in discussions with Ed Balls

Mike and Chrissie were invited by the President of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce to attend a round table discussion with the Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls, before the Chamber’s Annual Dinner, at which he was a main speaker.  Topics of discussion included regional governance and the performance of the North West Local Enterprise Partnership, […]
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Responsible Tourism Conference

            Chrissie was invited to speak at the International Responsible Tourism conference which was held yesterday at the Monastery in Manchester. My topic was communication between Destination Managers and Town Planners. I was encouraging Destination Managers to talk more to planners and gave them four reasons why they should. Planners plan strategically […]
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Connectivity helps Armed Forces veterans

Connectivity Associates helped the Charity, Sanctuary for Veterans, to secure planning permission for a respite and rehabilitation centre within the Cheshire countryside.
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Building of the Year Award

Mike Gibson, Chair of the Property & Construction Committee, hosted the Annual Dinner of the Greater Manchester Chamber’s P&C Section at The Midland Hotel.  At this event, Baroness Beverley Hughes of Stretford presented the Building of the Year Award to Rochdale Council for its new multi-purpose building, Number One Riverside, that is at the forefront […]
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Mike attends meeting with Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office

Mike attends meeting with Francis Maude MP to let him know about the concerns businesses have and asks for government help to overcome the problems. See article  
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Supermarket scheme approved in Ulverston town centre

South Lakeland District Council decide to approve our applications for planning permission and conservation area consent which will mean a new supermarket for Ulverston town centre.  The proposals involve the redevelopment of Robinson’s former Brewery and distribution depot next to the shopping centre and in a conservation area. Image by Cloud 9 Visualisation
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