West Yorkshire vows to secure more devolved powers

West Yorkshire council leaders have pledged to “seize the moment” to secure more devolved powers for the Leeds city region, as all the main political parties wrestle with the devolution issue after Scotland narrowly rejected independence The chief executives of the six councils that formed the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) in April – Leeds, […]

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Ambition returns to Leeds universities

Universities are more confident about investing in capital projects as the predicted volatility from the increase in student fees to £9,000 has failed to materialise, according to the University of Leeds. Steve Gilley, head of estates at the University of Leeds, told the Built Environment Networking event on ‘Leeds Universities and Colleges Development Plans 2014’ […]

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Siemens helps power Humber Estuary revival

Growth prospects for the Humber Estuary economy are at their best for half a century, Lord Haskins of Skidby, chairman of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), has said. Lord Haskins and two major clients in the region, Associated British Ports and Siemens, were addressing Built Environment Networking’s ‘Hull Major Developments 2014’ event at Hull’s […]

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Ambitious plans for the future of York

City of York Council (CYC) has pledged to be “more proactive” in kick-starting development work in the city. Katie Stewart, head of economic development at CYC, told a Built Environment Networking event on ‘York General Development Plans 2014’ at the city’s Guildhall that CYC will be “more proactive at working with industry”. Stewart said: “We […]

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Sheffield pushes on with £300m retail quarter plans

Sheffield City Council (SCC) will begin the procurement process for investors and developers this summer to kickstart its long-awaited £300m city centre retail quarter scheme, a senior council official has revealed. Nalin Seneviratne, SCC’s director of capital and major projects, told a Built Environment Networking event on ‘Sheffield General Development Plans 2014’, held at the […]

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Leeds Agents Review

Property agents JLL, Savills and GVA have urged developers to capitalise on development opportunities in Yorkshire and to address under-supply of housing, high-quality office and industrial space in the region. Speaking at the Yorkshire Agents Review 2014 event organised by Built Environment Networking, the agents said the Yorkshire market was picking up speed but still […]

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