Government fund targets urban parks

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The Department for Communities & Local Government has allocated £1.5m to 87 community groups across the country to create pocket parks, neglected urban plots which are turned into green spaces, including 12 in the North West.

RSK urges firms to prepare for new environmental rules

Specialist land remediation and environmental science consultancy RSK Group is holding a series of briefings for property professionals ahead of the expected changes to ISO14001, the main environmental management system, due to be published later this month.

Work begins on Central Parks project

South Ribble Council has started on site with the creation of St Catherine’s Park, the first of the new Central Parks to be delivered under the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire city deal.

Parks win Lottery funding

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Peel Park in Salford and Winckley Square Gardens in Preston were among 16 public spaces around the country handed £34m in grants by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund.

Peel outlines Scout Moor expansion

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.

Five seaside projects share £4m

Blackpool, Morecambe Bay, South Ribble, Furness and Copeland are among the coastal areas across England to benefit from a £36m programme.

Capita appointed to South Ribble scheme

South Ribble Council has appointed the landscape architecture team from Capita's Blackburn office to develop masterplan proposals for Central Park, a 150-acre green space just outside Preston city centre.