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BDP appointed on Astmoor

Halton Council has picked BDP to draw up a five-year masterplan and delivery strategy to guide the regeneration of Astmoor Industrial Estate in Runcorn.

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St Helens to sign off Local Plan

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St Helens Council’s cabinet will next week be asked to approve the draft of the borough’s Local Plan, a key feature of which is a reduced target for housing completions, from 570 per year to 486. 

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Liverpool overhauls SIF as City Region eyes £1.3bn investment

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Jessica Middleton-Pugh

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is relaunching its flagship Single Investment Fund, aiming for an era in which the Combined Authority “provides a steady flow of funding” as it targets £1.3bn investment in the region from Government over the next seven years.

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COMMENT | First come, first served in developer insolvency

Northern cities have enjoyed such a sustained period of growth that it is hard to imagine the boom coming to an end. However, despite the prevailing optimism, there have been casualties among developers and investors, writes Alastair Lomax of TLT and Steve Williams of FRP Advisory.

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Skem the focus as West Lancs plots its course

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Neil Tague

West Lancashire Borough Council is pressing on with its intention to update its Local Plan, declaring that changes in national and local context mean that an updated plan is the best way to position the borough for growth in the years up to 2050.