Claire Wilkinson

West Lancs planner makes move to Acland

West Lancashire-based Acland Bracewell, chartered surveyors and town planning consultants, has hired Claire Wilkinson from West Lancashire Council as an associate.

Daniel Strode Rachael Leather PWA Planning

PWA adds to Preston office

Lancashire-based planning consultancy PWA has made two new appointments to its Preston office, within a month of moving to larger premises.

Ged Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald’s duties spread between senior Liverpool staff

Various roles held by Ged Fitzgerald, chief executive of Liverpool City Council, have been re-allocated following his arrest on Monday as part of a long-running investigation into alleged irregularities relating to contract awards at Lancashire County Council.

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.

May names new Northern Powerhouse minister

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Prime Minister Theresa May’s ministerial reshuffle has seen several new names appointed to oversee policies in the built environment and the North, including different ministers for the Northern Powerhouse and housing.