Preston Road 2

Land assembly starts on £190m Preston road scheme

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.

Stephen Young Portrait

Young in as Lancs looks to new faces

Stephen Young, director of place at Bolton Council, is to join Lancashire County Council as its executive director of growth, environment, transport and community services, taking the role from April.

Susan Parsonage

NW in 2018 | Bright future for Lancaster

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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

Government housing regulations ‘failing private tenants’

Alice Cachia

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”.

LCR SHELMA SREA

Liverpool edges towards spatial framework

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Neil Tague

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and West Lancashire Council have published a draft Strategic Housing and Employment Land Market Assessment, a key stage in putting together its Single Spatial Framework to guide development up to 2037.

Police arrest senior council figures

Four senior local government figures including leader of Lancashire and chief executive of Liverpool have been bailed by Lancashire Police until 19 June following arrests on Monday in connection with a long-running investigation into alleged irregularities relating to contract awards.

Ballott Box General Election Polling Station

Voters go to polls

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All the action as historic elections take place for Metro Mayors as part of devolution agreements for Liverpool City Region and Greater Manchester and politicians look for signals of how the general election will go in June.