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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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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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New Package of Planning Measures

In an attempt to boost the economy the Government announced a package of measures for the construction industry. Media coverage has focused on conservatories and house extensions, but the package contains a much wider range of initiatives. To see our one page summary and critique, Connectivity Note on New Planning Measures.
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