Planning White Paper

Mixed reviews for long-awaited planning reforms

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Dan Whelan

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has published a white paper outlining proposed changes to England’s planning system, including slashing delivery targets and scrapping section 106 contributions to bring forward 300,000 new homes each year. 

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Sefton scoops £1m for Southport market

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Dan Whelan

The planned transformation of the market has taken a step forward after the council bagged a seven-figure grant, enabling the project to complete this financial year subject to approval of a business case being submitted in September.

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Civic leaders urge greater investment in R&D

Sarah Townsend

Leaders from across local and civic government, as well as universities and research institutions, have signed a manifesto calling on Whitehall to provide more support to the knowledge economy to ‘level up’ the regions.

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Retailers pile in on zip wire debate

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Dan Whelan

Around 130 retail and hospitality businesses have signed an open letter supporting a controversial plan to install a zip wire between two Liverpool landmarks following widespread criticism, saying it could provide a shot in the arm to the struggling sectors.