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E.ON Launches Solar Reward Scheme For New Solar Customers

The first 500 customers on the Solar Reward scheme will be rewarded for exporting back to the grid. Designed to encourage homeowners to invest in solar energy and help the UK meet renewable energy target. E.ON has launched a Solar Reward scheme to help try and bridge the gap between the closure of the FiT […]

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Dear Prime Minister, don’t forget the Midlands – Midlands Connect

A message from Midlands Connect… Prime Minister, congratulations on your appointment. As you embark on the first 100 days of your premiership, you will face huge challenges, but also an unparalleled opportunity. Our message to you is simple; unleash our economic potential, succeed where your predecessors have faltered, back the Midlands.

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Plans for redevelopment of former ski village edge closer

Plans to redevelop a former Ski Village in the South Yorkshire city of Sheffield have moved forward – as Extreme Destinations and Sheffield City Council sign an agreement for the project, with Extreme signing a 150-year lease. The ski village, which has remained derelict since it was destroyed by a fire in 2012, is set […]

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Integrated Rail Plan launched for the Sheffield City Region

An ambitious new Integrated Rail Plan has been launched for the Sheffield City Region – as the region looks to improve connectivity and drive economic growth across the region. Supported by local authorities and organisations including Transport for the North and the Department for Transport the proposals include new stations to Barnsley Dearn Valley, Rotherham, […]

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£250m Huddersfield town centre regeneration kickstarts

Plans to transform one of the biggest town centres in Huddersfield via a £250m regeneration programme have this week taken a major step forward – after the first major scheme received the thumbs up from Kirklees Council. The project, being brought forward by SKA Developments, will see the transformation of the former Co-op department store […]

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£70m Symmetry Park begins to take shape

A major new logistics development in Blyth is beginning to take shape – with a 150,000sq ft distribution unit now available for occupation, and the opening of a Starbucks and a KFC on site. They’re all part of much wider plans for Symmetry Park – located in a key strategic location at J34 of the […]

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One Yorkshire Leaders set out new devolution proposals

One Yorkshire Leaders have set out new proposals to urgently unlock the benefits of devolution for all parts of the region while creating a pathway to a full One Yorkshire devolution deal in 2022. The proposals, which have already been presented to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, are published today ahead of Yorkshire Day on Thursday 1 August. They would […]

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Calls made for ‘new towns’ in London – says geographic expert

London must develop the urban equivalents of new towns around its transport hubs in order to help meet the capital’s housing needs, one of the UK’s leading geographers has told delegates at our London event. In a wide-ranging talk at the London Property Club, Oxford University Professor of Economic Geography Danny Dorling called for denser […]

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Modular housing approaching its ‘Betamax or VHS’ moment

The modular housing industry is approaching its ‘Betamax or VHS’ moment within the next five years when a dominant model will emerge, Pocket Living’s Land Director has said. Nick Cuff, Land Director at Pocket Living, told delegates at our London Property Club that modern methods of construction (MMC) housing is still a “very nascent” industry: […]

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Johnson won’t trigger No Deal Brexit – says top economist

The prospect of a No Deal Brexit has been dismissed by the business department’s former Chief Economist, despite Boris Johnson’s expressed determination to leave the EU by the end of October. Vicky Pryce, who is now Senior Economist at the Centre for Economics & Business Research, predicted during her opening keynote presentation our London Property […]

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Images released of proposed new Everton FC stadium

Designs have been revealed for Everton’s new £500m football stadium – as the club look to build a new 52,000-capacity stadium at Bramley Moore Dock in Liverpool, and games could be taking place at the stadium as early as 2023-24. The impressive new imagery released showcases an ambitious stadium, set to be built on the […]

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Brighton needs its own mass transit – says Council Chief

Brighton requires its own mass transit transport system, the city council’s environment chief has said. Nick Hibberd, the south coast authority’s Executive Director for Economy, Environment & Culture said that buses and trams could help to reduce the city’s congestion because they require less road space: “We need to move toward more sustainable modes of […]

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£20m major works to start on transforming The Headrow in Leeds

From September 2019, bus services and stops in Leeds city centre will change as Connecting Leeds starts major works on The Headrow. Leeds City Council’s Connecting Leeds programme is set to transform transport in the city centre into world-class gateways for bus users, pedestrians and cyclists, while continuing to provide access for businesses. The total […]

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Winchburgh Developments Limited and Scottish Canals agree contract for new marina

Winchburgh Developments Limited and Scottish Canals have agreed a contract for the new marina in Winchburgh and have released a brand-new CGI image revealing what the Winchburgh marina will look like. The contract outlines that the new marina, which will be built on the Union Canal, will include 20 marina berths, and a further 29 […]

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Investar Property Group appoints Cowgills

Residential property development and investment company Investar Property Group has appointed accountancy and business advisory firm Cowgills to support its growing business. The Manchester-based business, which has schemes in Liverpool, Salford and Manchester, has appointed Cowgills to provide a full range of accountancy and business support services. Commenting on the appointment of Cowgills, Investar CEO […]

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Greater Cambridge’s aspirations for greener new developments 

Proposals to help make new housing developments as green as possible have been published by South Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridge City Council – and local people are being encouraged to have their say. The draft guide to sustainable design and construction will, when adopted, give house-builders a clear steer on what is expected of […]

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Major development opportunity comes to the market in the ‘West End’ of Leeds

A rare opportunity to purchase and develop a major site in a well-connected and established urban quarter of Leeds city centre is being brought to the market this week. Formerly the International Pool, the 2.77 acre site at Lisbon Street (owned by Leeds City Council), sits to the west of the city centre and at […]

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Greater London’s Fastest and Slowest House Sale Markets Revealed

Property Solvers’ latest data shows that properties in West London are selling the fastest.   North London and Sutton were reported as having the slowest home sales markets over the last 12 months. Sell house fast firm Property Solvers most recent research has indicated that residential homes are taking an average of 15 and a half […]

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More than 90 new Council homes under construction across South Cambridgeshire

More than 90 new Council homes are currently being built across six sites in South Cambridgeshire – with around 170 more in the pipeline. A priority in the Council’s Business Plan that was agreed in February this year is to bring forward housing that is truly affordable for everyone to live in – and that […]

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Development in the Midlands – an experts perspective

We hear exclusively from PBA – now part of Stantec, on the major development set to happen across the Midlands. PBA are a leading consultancy of engineers, planners, scientists and economists.   It’s an exciting time to be a proud Midlander – the state of the area based on Deloitte Crane survey, JLL forecast and […]

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