Cllr Richard Farnell, leader of Rochdale Council and lead member for Greater Manchester on planning and housing, will address delegates at the annual M60 Towns Development Conference on 27 April in Ashton-under-Lyne. Farnell will set out the development outlook for his home town as well as taking questions on the GM Spatial Framework currently working its way through consultation and drafting process.
Speakers confirmed for the event so far include:
- Cllr Sean Anstee, leader of Trafford Council and Conservative candidate for the Greater Manchester mayoral election
- Caroline Simpson, corporate director for place, Stockport Council
- Emma Barton, assistant director for economy and regeneration at Wigan Council
- Bryn Cooke, head of strategic property partnerships and investment at Oldham Council
- Stephen Young, director of place, Bolton Council
- Wes Erlam, development director, Muse Developments
- Paul Smith, Strategic Land Group and Housing the Powerhouse Campaign
- Gary Halman, managing partner at HOW Planning
- David Porter, partner and head of Knight Frank’s Manchester office
- Philip Collins, Times newspaper columnist and leader writer, who has recently written a report commissioned by Bury Council that sets out recommendations to boost Bury’s economy and prosperity
- David Rainford, property finance director at Bolton-based Cowgill Holloway
- Mark Alexander, principal lawyer at Slater + Gordon
- Charles Smith, principal heritage advisor, Historic England
Topics will include housing targets and land allocations, Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, redeveloping mill towns and heritage buildings, development finance and viability, commercial occupier demand and much more.
M60 Towns, in association with Slater + Gordon and Kier, is due to take place on the morning of Thursday 27 April from 8am to 12 noon followed by lunch. The venue is Village Hotel Club Ashton Moss OL7 OLY.
The event is aimed at anyone interested in doing business in the GM towns, and will provide an overview of the markets for developing commercial and residential space.
There will be a mixture of in-depth presentations and panel discussions.
Tickets are priced at £50+VAT and include refreshments throughout.
Source: Place North West