Knowsley Green Space

Knowsley scraps plan to sell off parks

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.

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Balfour Beatty completes £63m Rossall coastal defences

Contractor Balfour Beatty has completed a sea defence project on the Fylde peninsula, described as the largest single investment in coastal flood defence by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.

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Hitachi to continue Wylfa discussions

The Japanese industrial giant is still in the frame to build a £20bn nuclear power plant at Wylfa on Anglesey after an extraordinary board meeting yesterday resolved to seek an agreement with the UK Government on the project.

Turn Moss

Trafford pulls Turn Moss plans

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Charlie Schouten

In his first day in office, leader of Trafford Council Cllr Andrew Western has withdrawn controversial plans to build a football training ground and new facilities on Turn Moss in Stretford, pledging to open a “community-led consultation” on the area instead.

Star launches £500m consultants framework

Star Procurement, headed up by Stockport, Trafford, and Rochdale Councils, has launched a £500m framework covering a plethora of consultancy services including architecture, masterplanning, and civil engineering.