Northern Powerhouse: Sheffield CRCA – how badly has devolution been blunted in the Steel City Region?

At an extraordinary meeting of the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority yesterday morning the leaders of the member councils couldn’t agree on the terms of a recommendation to initiate public consultation on mayoral powers relating to devolution.  The May 2018 Mayoral election will still go ahead, but – unless something changes in the meantime –…

“Placemaking” – do we use this meme because it means SOMETHING, because it means ANYTHING or because it means NOTHING?

“Placemaking” – have we adopted this meme because it means SOMETHING, because it means ANYTHING, or because it means NOTHING?In the lexicon of property, development and regeneration jargon it is difficult to think of a more problematic expression than “Placemaking”. It seems to be less a defined term and more a label, a “rent-a-meme” which…

Fred Done funded scheme with Redwaters at Astley Point gets planning Green Light

Sean McCaul of Redwaters is celebrating with leading North West bookmaker and developer Fred Done and Simon Ismail (Salboy) the launch of their joint Astley Point Scheme,  a £9m mixed use development on Higher Green Lane, Astley. The joint venture between McCaul and Done, Salcaul has been granted consent by Wigan BC under delegated powers.…