Rochdale and Rossendale Councils have received planning applications for the erection of 16 additional wind turbines at Scout Moor Wind Farm between Rawstenstall and Edinfield, alongside the restoration of 3.5 square miles of peat moorland.
DONG Energy is seeking the views of local people on a proposed community fund, worth up to £660,000 each year, which will to be set up if the company goes ahead with the Walney Extension offshore wind farm off the Cumbrian coast.
More than £2.2m in government funding is to be invested on developing a chain of attractions along the Fleetwood coastline, and attracting new businesses to the Sankey Canal between Widnes and Warrington.
Secretary of State Eric Pickles has ruled in favour of two developers who appealed against Fylde Borough Council's refusal to approve applications to build more than 300 homes in Kirkham.
The infrastructure construction group has won two contracts totalling £73m for Blackpool and Wyre councils, its latest in more than 10 years of sea defence work in the area.