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.

Bridge installed at Weavers’ Triangle

Barnfield Construction has installed a 50-tonne footbridge across the Leeds & Liverpool Canal as part of the £100m regeneration project in Burnley.

Coastal Communities cash for Fleetwood and Sankey

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.