The city council is planning to scrap almost half of Manchester's 30,000 city centre parking spaces over the next 20 years and could redevelop some off-street car parks, after taking over control of 13 former NCP sites.
A £35m project to restore and convert the grade one-listed Doddington Hall in Nantwich into a 120-bedroom hotel and spa can finally go ahead after a decision to refuse plans for 112 homes on the estate was overturned on appeal.
The Government has stumped up £700,000 to help deliver a low-carbon smart energy system at Ellesmere Port, touted as a blueprint for creating cheaper, cleaner energy for power, heating and transport across the UK.
Construction of a nine-acre solar farm on Kenyon Way and a hydroelectric plant at Charlestown Weir is scheduled to start next summer after the council signed a partnership to access funding for the schemes.
A £23m Maritime Knowledge Hub close to Birkenhead waterfront is gearing up to submit a planning application to the local council, to enable construction of the 60,000 sq ft facility to start next year.