The Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill in Greater Manchester

Five years on from Andy Burnham’s election as metro mayor, and nearly eight years since signing its first devolution agreement, Greater Manchester is demonstrating the social and economic benefits that can result from devolving powers from Westminster.

A visible manifestation of the region’s success is the transformation of its built environment. Deloitte’s 2022 Crane Survey showed 10,717 homes under construction in Manchester and Salford at the end of 2021. The same survey reveals 25 starts across offices, residential, hotels, retail, leisure and education – outstripping most UK cities outside London.

However, levelling up is more than securing improvements to the fabric of towns and cities. At its core, it is about tackling regional disparities in skills and life chances. Greater Manchester’s latest devolution proposals aim to build on the progress of the transfer of the Adult Education Budget and Work & Health Programme to the city region.

In this article published in EG, planning legal director, Bob Pritchard, discusses how measures in the recent Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill will contribute to Greater Manchester’s continued devolution.

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