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Central Lancs inches towards Local Plan

Neil Tague

Preston, South Ribble and Chorley's councils are closer to adopting a combined Local Plan, as officers progress towards a preferred options consultation this summer.

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Liverpool councillors challenge mayoral model

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Neil Tague

The future of the city council's leadership structure is to be discussed at an extraordinary council meeting on Wednesday, as Liberal Democrat councillors called for a full consultation on the city’s governance following the arrest of mayor Joe Anderson in December.

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Transport bosses slam funding cuts

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Neil Tague

Senior figures have reacted with dismay to the reduction of support for Northern transport projects, claiming measures including the axing of backing for smart ticketing betray the “levelling-up” agenda.

London Treasury

Whitehall to kick off staff relocations to the North

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Sarah Townsend

The Treasury aims to establish its much-trailed Northern campus, dubbed ‘Treasury North’, before the next election, and fresh details about the Government’s strategy to move thousands of civil servants out of London as part of the ‘levelling up’ agenda are expected in the coming weeks.

Buckley Hill Site Sefton

Sefton to bring social housing delivery back in-house

Sarah Townsend

The council is to acquire properties from Sandway Homes, the housing development company it set up in January 2019, as part of a drive to re-enter the social housing market for the first time in almost 15 years.