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£49m Flood Defence Scheme Images Revealed

New images have been revealed showcasing what the proposed £49m flood defence scheme for Preston and South Ribble could look like – ahead of our Flood Prevention Conference in January. Details have now been finalised by the Environment Agency who’ve revealed further plans for the project – which will now go through the planning permission […]

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Port of Tyne Launches Green Energy Park

The Port of Tyne – based in the North East of England – is creating a new green energy park for the region’s renewable energy industry that will lead to further land clearance and development over the coming years. Tyne Clean Energy Park will benefit from unrestricted, lock free access to berths with 13-metre of […]

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Halifax Town Centre Transformation Moves Forward

Plans to regenerate Halifax town centre have moved a step forward, as the West Yorkshire Combined Authority who’re funding the £47m A629 infrastructure improves gave the green light. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration & Strategy – Cllr Jane Scullion – said: “This exciting scheme would transform travel around Halifax town centre making it much […]

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10,000 Home Garden Village Consultation To Begin

The next consultation stage for Carlisle City Council’s ambitious 10,000 home St Cuthbert’s Garden Village is set to begin next week. Starting on Tuesday (10th November) the consultation aims to ensure the scheme is delivered and planned properly across the coming decades. This part of the consultation will see the council seek views on both […]

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New Chief Operating Officer For Social Profit Calculator

Following a sustained period of growth, Social Profit Calculator has announced the appointment of Sarah Coughlan as chief operating officer. Social Profit Calculator is the only UK software platform accredited by both Social Value UK and Social Value International. Led by a team of experts, the organisation provides a range of services to help businesses […]

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University of Hertfordshire Submits Plans For New Science Building

The University of Hertfordshire has submitted plans to develop a new School of Physics, Engineering & Computer Science. The educational institution – who’ll be speaking on our Hertfordshire, Essex & Bedfordshire Economic Growth Conference – is looking to develop the new building at their College Lane Campus in South Hatfield. The 165,000 sq ft project, […]

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Woods Hardwick Q&A: Climate Emergency, Proudest Projects, Planning White Paper & More…

Ahead of the Midlands Development Conference we hear exclusively from one of our event sponsors Woods Hardwick – discussing the arrival of HS2, the impact on the industry of Covid-19, the climate emergency and more: Q. Woods Hardwick is one of the UK!s leading multidisciplinary firms working in the built environment, covering architecture, planning, surveying […]

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£8bn Thamesmead Waterfront Masterplan Competition Launched

Developers behind the £8bn Thamesmead Waterfront project – Peabody and Lendlease – have launched a major international competition to find a masterplanner to work on the 100-ha scheme. Titled “Town of Tomorrow” firms are being invited to enter the competition where the JV partner and organisers Colander Associates will look to select a “visionary and […]

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How Can We Accelerate The Delivery of High-Quality Homes?

The delivery of high-quality new homes to serve our growing population, and the needs of vulnerable people, is of paramount importance. However, amid the uncertainty of a global pandemic, a new government white paper and ongoing legislation amendments, how we can sufficiently accelerate the delivery of high-quality homes can feel like a heavy, unanswerable question. […]

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