Main image: Nisha Katona sourcing supplies. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Successful restaurant chain seeks “collaborative and circumspect” landlords

Mowgli’s Nisha Katona sets out adjusted expansion strategy Indian street food restaurant group Mowgli is adjusting some of its forthcoming expansion plans, saying it will only look for landlords who are “collaborative and circumspect” in the future. In an instagram post, Mowgli founder Nisha Katona has confirmed that its planned opening in Preston would no longer go ahead and says she is “considering her position” regarding the opening of a site in Edinburgh, which was set to be the group’s first Scottish location when it was announced in February. ……

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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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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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