Today is Preston City Council chief executive Lorraine Norris’s final day before she retires after nine years in the post, handing over to interim Adrian Phillips. Place North West talks to Norris about her legacy, Preston’s progress, and Lancashire’s chance for devolution.
Land assembly and compulsory purchase orders for a 4.3km dual carriageway to the west of Preston, connecting the A583 Preston to Blackpool Road at Lea with a new Junction 2 on the M55, are due to start after being approved by Lancashire County Council.
A little over a year ago, I took up the post of chief executive for Lancaster City Council, writes Susan Parsonage. Driven by action, real collaboration and seizing opportunities, the area’s potential is becoming a reality.
Bernard Priest, Manchester City Council’s deputy leader and Ardwick councillor said the lack of support for councils regulating private landlords “represents a clear division between the interests of Manchester people and the insiders that are currently in power”.