Planning and development stakeholder engagement consultancy SP Broadway has become a member of the government’s Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme.

SP Broadway has helped with community consultation and public engagement for new homes and development projects across the Northern Powerhouse including within the Boroughs of Stockport, Wirral, West Lancashire, Harrogate, Redcar and Cleveland and the city of Newcastle.

Commenting today, David McFarlane, Director of SP Broadway said:
“We are delighted to become a partner of the Northern Powerhouse having recently opened a Manchester office at Spinningfields in August and welcomed Lord Goddard (former Leader of Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council) as a consultant to assist with stakeholder engagement and community consultation.

“Given the Prime Minister’s recent announcement to deliver the Northern Powerhouse Rail, we are pleased that the government have reaffirmed their commitment to the Northern Powerhouse with backing for a Leeds-Manchester rail link.

“We look forward to playing our part in helping to deliver the Prime Minister’s pledge to give communities a greater say over changes to transport, housing and infrastructure that will genuinely benefit the area and help drive economic growth.”

Commenting today, Lord Goddard of Stockport, said:
“I am pleased that the Northern Powerhouse is at last attracting national quality players to assist our long-term plans for housing, transport and so much more. SP Broadway will really help deliver those objectives.”

In the past few years SP Broadway has helped with community consultation and public engagement for over 17,000 homes. SP Broadway’s advice and insight is bespoke, often featuring a form of political and community engagement and public consultation.

Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, the Rt Hon Jake Berry, MP said:
“Ensuring people in the North have access to good affordable homes, well-paying jobs and great transport infrastructure is at the very heart of our ambitions for the Northern Powerhouse as we leave the EU on 31 October so I’m delighted to welcome SP Broadway to our expanding network of Northern Powerhouse Partners.

“Their expertise has helped provide thousands of new homes across the North and they are investing in local talent with their new office in Manchester. I look forward to seeing how their continued contribution will build upon our already significant £663 million Local Growth Fund investment in Greater Manchester.”