Knowsley Council's new leadership has reversed proposals to raise £40m through selling 17 of the borough's parks, instead promising to set up a charitable trust to administer its parks and open space in the future.
Consultant WSP has been chosen to develop an energy strategy for the Liverpool City Region with a focus on sustainability, increasing efficiency, and preparing the region's infrastructure for electric vehicles and energy storage.
Planner Lichfields, working for Bellway, Redrow and Miller Homes, has submitted an Environmental Impact Assessment scoping report to Knowsley Council for a major 202-acre housing site east of Halewood.
Work is expected to start on site this year on a long-planned £20m Maritime Knowledge Hub, as architects vye to design the project which has been given a 2020 opening date by the partners behind the scheme.
Liverpool Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram has hit out at potential fracking within the city region, arguing the area should instead focus on renewable and carbon-free energy to achieve its ambition to be carbon-neutral by 2040.
Knowsley Council’s cabinet has agreed unanimously that a charitable trust to manage the borough’s green spaces should be established, as the local authority seeks to raise funds to manage its parks following funding cuts.
A report commissioned by Peel Environmental has claimed that developing a hydrogen economy in the North West could unlock £1.6bn GVA by 2050 and create 2,300 jobs while reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 10m tonnes per year.