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Manchester City's “World Capital of Sport” nears approval

26 April 2012

Manchester City have applied for the closure of two streets as part of their plans for a £100m ‘world capital of sport’, which include a 7,000-capacity arena, an institute for sports medicine and a string of community sports facilities.
The application to close the roads was made under the Town and Country Planning Act and objectors have six weeks to raise any concerns.
The street closures come on the back of news that two businesses have refused to sell up despite Manchester Council issuing a compulsory purchase order. Although local press have reported that all parties may be close to an agreement, the dispute could lead to a public enquiry if no consensus has been reached.
Whilst the project is expected to create up to 160 construction jobs and 90 permanent posts, the parties will need to ensure that the rights of the local community are not unlawfully affected.

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