Manchester’s economy is resilient and city centre development has helped create jobs and new homes over recent decades, leading to more people than ever choosing to live here.

We think that all new buildings and development should contribute positively to our city, enhancing our neighbourhoods, and that residents’ voices should be at the centre of the process. And, we stand up for these ideas.

Over the last year, we have seen many planning applications in the city centre. They range from large developmenits for hundreds of apartments to small changes and renovations to some heritage buildings.

Marcus and William are able to respond to these while Joan cannot express an opinion on applications. This is because she is a member of the Planning Committee and therefore legally precluded from doing so prior to using her vote on any given application.

Marcus and William regularly provide support to residents in responding to planning applications whether that is with objections hoping for the application to be rejected or — where this is not possible under planning policy — seeking additional local amenities like increased green space, better construction management plans to minimise impact, street improvements, or even new community infrastructure like the new primary school now under construction at Great Jackson Street.

We are always happy to provide advice to local residents, but we do not get to see residents’ original objections. So, if you would like us to support you on a planning issue, you must contact us directly.

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