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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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More good news for those with development proposals

If you have land or property, read Mike’s latest comment on the the Heseltine Review,  click here.
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New rules to streamline planning applications

Following consultation in the autumn, new rules will come into effect at the end of this month which will remove the national requirement to submit, with outline applications, details relating to layout and scale of development, where these matters are reserved for subsequent approval. Also under the new rules, a Council must review its local […]
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Why didn’t you ask me first?

I took a call the other day from a chap called Mr Angry of that lovely little village of Upper Gumtry. He’d bought a nice piece of farmland with the intention of building himself a house, but Traffport Council refused permission and Mr Pickles had just dismissed his appeal. He’d spent all his pension money […]
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Mike on Granada Reports

Mike Gibson appeared on Granada Reports today in an interview with Ashley Derricott about the merits of High Speed Rail, following the Transport Select Committee’s decision to back the new rail plans.  Mike, a strong supporter of HSR, was asked for his views as a Director of Connectivity Associates, a company whose efficiency and competitiveness […]
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Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner

Mike Gibson and Phil Cusack at the Greater Manchester Chamber’s Annual Property & Construction Dinner at the Hilton Hotel, where they announced the finalists of the Building of the Year Award. Sir Howard Bernstein presented the award to the winner, which was Peel Group’s MediaCityUK.
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Localism Bill

The Localism Bill has lots of scope for neighbourhoods to get involved in their local areas. Let’s hope that the government gets the legislation right.
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