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Local authorities suspend committee meetings

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Chloé Vaughan

Councils across the region continue to halt planning meetings in line with social distancing measures, and are calling for updated advice on whether to decide applications through other means including delegated powers.

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Liverpool moves to rescue World Heritage status

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Dan Whelan

The council is proposing “corrective measures” such as introducing further planning policies to protect and extend heritage sites, in an attempt to cling on to its special heritage designation, which is under threat from governing body Unesco.

Stephen Gleave AECOM

COMMENT | Region must deliver on Budget opportunities

The impact of the novel coronavirus on the Budget 2020 is another reminder that the North West’s infrastructure plans are being devised on a platform of shifting sands, writes Stephen Gleave of Aecom. 

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Planning overhaul will target housing delivery blocks

Sarah Townsend

Measures to release sites for development, set a deadline for local plans and review the methodology for assessing housing need will be included in the Government’s Planning White Paper, due in the coming weeks.

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BUDGET 2020 | Gov’t to double investment in science and tech

Sarah Townsend and Chloé Vaughan

The Chancellor pledged to increase research spending in the technology and low-carbon sectors, including plans to build "at least two" carbon capture and storage facilities in areas such as Merseyside by 2030.

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BUDGET 2020 | Sunak pledges £600bn for UK infrastructure

Jessica Middleton-Pugh and Sarah Townsend

In the first post-Brexit budget, Chancellor Rishi Sunak pointed to infrastructure investment as a chance to “level up opportunity and share prosperity” across the UK, however the bulk of detail on the Government’s planned spending in the North West is expected in the coming months.