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The foundations are laid – it’s time for action

Devolution, industrial strategy and funding are creating possibilities, so it’s time to focus on deliver, writes Ian Liddell, Managing Director, Planning & Advisory at engineering and professional services firm WSP – one of our partners for the Tees Valley Development Plans Conference on the 16th May. The most important question we can ask now about […]

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Plan for 15,000 South Kesteven homes

A draft Local Plan has been approved by senior councillors which will give a huge boost for housing numbers across South Kesteven. The plan will see more than 15,000 homes being delivered over the next 25 years. The revised plan will now go before the council’s cabinet today (10th May) – which outlined the authority’s […]

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Regional transport body set for Oxfordshire?

A regional transport body for Oxfordshire has moved closer to becoming a reality after a £2m cash injection by the Government. England’s Economic Heartland (EHH), supporters of the Oxford Cambridge Corridor Economic Growth Conference, will share the funding with Transport for the South East which covers Kent and Hampshire. EHH, made up of authorities in […]

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Glasgow City Council signs housing agreement

Glasgow City Council have signed an agreement with Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) and Keepmoat Homes to delivery more than 900 homes at the Sighthill Transformational Regeneration Area (TRAA) in the city. The residential development is a huge boost for housing in the region and will be housed at the £250m Sighthill TRA – the biggest […]

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Exciting future predicted for Belfast City Centre

An exciting future has been predicted for Belfast City Centre as the Merchant Square development begins – which will kick-start a transformation in the city. The major project to build a nine-storey Grade A office building is set to begin, which is housed in the centre of Belfast’s business district. The Merchant Square scheme on […]

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Ambitious plans for Edinburgh to be examined by City Council

Edinburgh Council is examining ‘ambitious plans’ to revamp the public realm of the Scottish capital’s city centre. Delivering the opening keynote at our Edinburgh Development Plans Conference, the authority’s Head of Place Development Michael Thain said the city was in the middle of a building boom. He described the £3bn worth of projects under way […]

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Compulsory Purchase Order issued for former SSI Redcar site

The purchase of a huge site in Redcar have taken a big step forward today – with the issuing of a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) noticed being issues to all the landowners today. The Tees Valley Mayor’s office and authorities are keen to complete an agreement in the next few weeks with landowners, with the […]

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Nottingham College’s £58m campus builder announced

Wates have won the race to build the £58m flagship campus for Nottingham College as part of wider plans to completely overhaul the southern area of the City. The site, located next to the city’s Broadmarsh shopping centre and close to the train station, is set to be transformed into the six-storey City Hub. We’ll […]

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NHS Five Year Forward View discussed at conference

The Government’s new health public private vehicle (PPP) – Project Phoenix – is unlikely to be launched until this time next year, a leading healthcare investor has predicted. Simon Gould, Head of Development at the Assura REIT (real estate investment trust) told our Healthcare Estates Development Forum that the sector is still waiting for details. […]

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Consultation begins on £75m Belfast office redevelopment

Consultation is set to begin on a £75m office redevelopment plan being led by Belfast City Council. The public have now been invited to give their views on the development, which will see the conversion of a former news office into new and improved office and commercial space. The development in one of many happening […]

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