The Metro Mayor has chosen a team of consultants including Arup, ABPmer, BECG, and Grant Thornton to draw up an outline business case for a tidal power scheme on the Mersey, one of the key elements of the city region's plan to be zero-carbon by 2040.
The developer behind the project has pledged environmental improvements will be at the heart of its proposals as it prepares to start the planning process, with Willmott Dixon on board to deliver the site’s Celtic Manor resort.
A masterplan to improve Runcorn’s Town Park has been set out by Halton Council, including the development of three visitor hubs and “substantial investment” in the park’s existing ski slope and facilities.
Sefton Council has lost its legal fight to order Highways England to re-consult on proposals to ease traffic on the A5036 Dunnings Bridge Road by building a dual carriageway through Rimrose Valley country park.
Knowsley Council's new leadership has reversed proposals to raise £40m through selling 17 of the borough's parks, instead promising to set up a charitable trust to administer its parks and open space in the future.