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Lakes test for driverless technology

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A self-driving vehicle is being exhibited at Brockhole on Windermere this week to gain public feedback, as the Lake District considers autonomous vehicles as a sustainable transport solution.

Retailer turnaround plan raises questions

Department store group House of Fraser has appointed KPMG to advise on a restructuring strategy, with potential implications for Chester’s long-awaited Northgate scheme, which the retailer is due to anchor.

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BEC reveals £55m plans for Whitehaven

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Cumbrian property venture BEC has said that it hopes to usher in a “new era” for the town, with a £55m first phase of development at North Shore comprising a four-star hotel, 400-space car park and a 75,000 sq ft office building.

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Houghton joins WYG from Aecom

WYG has appointed Alan Houghton as director of planning and advisory services for the North West, based in its Manchester office at MediaCity.

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Kingmoor wins appeal over Carlisle housing

Acting on behalf of Kingmoor Park Properties, How Planning has secured outline planning approval on appeal for up to 300 new homes at Harker Industrial Estate on the outskirts of Carlisle.