Cambridge Mayor urges corporation tax cut

The Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough has called for corporation tax to be slashed to 10%. Delivering the opening keynote presentation at Built Environment Networking’s Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Economic Growth Conference, James Palmer said Cambridge is an attractive destination for international investors but they need stronger tax incentives to locate in the UK. “We need […]

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Government’s industrial strategy is ‘not ambitious enough’

The government’s industrial strategy is not ambitious enough, the chief executive of Peterborough’s business support agency has warned during a Built Environment Networking conference. Quizzed on the recently published industrial strategy during the devolution debate at the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Economic Growth Conference, Opportunity Peterborough’s Steve Bowyer said: “It’s OK but it doesn’t go quite […]

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Oxford to Cambridge growth corridor could be a ‘missing link’

The Oxford to Cambridge growth corridor could be the ‘missing link’ in forging a new east-west transport spine across southern England, according to one of the initiative’s key architects. Alistair Gordon, director of the National Infrastructure Commission’s Cambridge-MK-Oxford study, told the Built Environment Networking conference that the exercise had implications beyond its geographical terms of […]

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Area’s top economic brains to come together to ensure regional growth

The Cambridge and Peterborough combined authority is pulling together some of the area’s top economic brains in an Economic Commission to help inform growth plans, a Built Environment Networking conference has heard. Martin Whiteley, chief executive officer of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough combined authority told the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Economic Growth Conference’s economy session that […]

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Cambridge Underground could be delivered by 2025

A Cambridge underground metro system, with an overground network linking villages and towns to the city, could be coming to Cambridge as early as 2025. Chris Tunstall, Transport Director at The Greater Cambridge Partnership, said news would be announced soon of a new study detailing transport options for the city when speaking at our Cambridgeshire […]

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Garden Town must be more than a marketing tool – Essex Environment Chief

The term garden community should not be watered down to a promotional tool for housing development, Essex council’s heads of planning has told a Built Environment Networking conference. Nicola Beach, executive director for infrastructure and environment at Essex County Council, said at last week’s BEN Harlow and Essex Development Plans conference that planned garden cities […]

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Conference to set out economic growth opportunities in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

On the 6th December, prominent business and public-sector leaders will meet at The Guildhall in Cambridge for the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Economic Growth Conference – the region’s largest business conference of 2017. The conference, hosted by Built Environment Networking, will see some of the combined authority’s biggest names in business and politics lead a debate […]

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Tory Cambridge Mayor backs land value capture tax

Cambridge’s directly elected mayor has backed taxing land values to help pay for the infrastructure, including an underground railway, which he said is needed to help bring forward development around the city. James Palmer told a Built Environment Networking event in the city there was a requirement for a mechanism to capture the increases in […]

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Broads planner outlines vision of high quality growth

The chief officer of the council covering one of Norwich’s key expansion zones has said the authority wants growth, but not at any cost. Broadland district council chief executive Phil Kirby delivered the opening keynote presentation at Built Environment Networking’s Norwich Development Plans seminar, which took place last Thursday (16th September) in the city. He […]

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