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BUDGET 2021 | Mixed fortunes for ‘levelling up’ hopes

Dan Whelan

Towns such as Bolton, Cheadle, Preston and Southport were awarded a share of £186m from the Government’s £3.6bn Towns Fund, but today's Budget stopped short of allocating significant new money for North West projects. 

BUDGET 2021 | Freeport status for Liverpool

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Sarah Townsend

The Port of Liverpool’s ‘freeport’ designation, removed in 2012, has been reinstated in the Chancellor’s budget announcement today, and is expected to bring investment, trade and jobs to the city region.

Delays in store for Port of Liverpool link road

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Sarah Townsend

Plans for a new road between Switch Island and Princess Way to improve access to the port and bypass the existing A5036 have suffered setbacks due to ongoing ground investigations and the impact of Covid-19.

One Islington Plaza

Administrator appointed to One Islington Plaza

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Dan Whelan

The 317-bed student accommodation scheme on Liverpool's Devon Street, which was owned by a special purpose vehicle of the same name, has fallen into administration and consultancy Colliers International has been hired to value the property for sale. 

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Tug of war over freeport bid

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A formal application will be made by the combined authority to reinstate the Port of Liverpool’s freeport status despite opposition from Sefton Council on environmental and social grounds.