Hulton Hall

Peel Group gains approval for £240M Bolton golf resort

The secretary of state has approved the developer’s longstanding plans to transform the historic Hulton Park estate into an international golf destination complete with luxury hotel and 1,000 homes, following an inquiry. Peel Land & Property, part of Peel Group, acquired the 138-acre site in 2010 and later submitted plans to build a golf course, 142-bedroom hotel with conference and spa facilities to be housed in the listed Hulton Hall near Bolton, and 1,036 homes split across three surrounding areas – the largest being a 150-acre plot to the west…

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Croydon high street (Pizza Hut). Photo by Oliver Needham on Unsplash (1)

Coronavirus: Jobs at risk as Pizza Hut puts CVA on menu

A CVA would make Pizza Hut the latest chain to resort to a formal restructuring, Sky News learns Pizza Hut has become the latest restaurant chain to put a financial restructuring on the menu by hiring advisers to explore the possibility of an insolvency agreement that could entail significant job losses. Sky News has learnt that Pizza Hut Restaurants, which employs thousands of people in Britain, has instructed Alvarez & Marsal, the professional services firm, to examine the merits of a company voluntary arrangement (CVA). Sources said that a final…

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Artist impression of Blyth South Beach development

Retail and Leisure development planned for Blyth Beach, Northumberland

A new retail and leisure scheme at Blyth’s South Beach is set to begin construction later this year after being backed by Northumberland County Council. Planning permission was secured by Blagdon Estate on Monday (July 6) for a two-storey development on Links Road, which is anticipated to create around 85 new jobs as well as construction work for local contractors. Designed by Newcastle architects, IDPartnership, the scheme will transform derelict buildings at Links House Farm into a modern gateway to South Beach. The 16,000 sq ft first phase will incorporate…

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