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Development Overview

The planning system continues to be very frustrating. Any scheme will be subject to detailed appraisal by the local authority and this involves a complicated and expensive process. There is still certain amount of buoyancy and large numbers of planning applications are being made for new homes.

In Manchester the number of apartment schemes is unprecedented with a huge increase in the number of units available both on site and in the planning process. Each week seems to bring the start of a new scheme and almost all of them are substantial.

Commercial property development is harder to judge. Certainly, the retail market is very problematical but there are sectors such as warehousing and to some extent industrial which is real activity. Office construction in the main city’s continues but the overall fears relating the Brexit and the potential negative economic impact have a dampening effect.

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