Birkenhead Market

Wirral pushes on with revamp schemes

Neil Tague

The local authority has set out a preferred course of action after it secured £27.8m in Future High Streets Fund support for Birkenhead and New Ferry.

Chester Train Station

Leaders push for cross-border rail funding

Neil Tague

Local authorities have redoubled efforts to convince Chancellor Rishi Sunak to support projects such as a new Deeside Parkway station and the modernisation of Chester’s station in the Budget Statement on 3 March.

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Decision pending on Parkside Colliery

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Sarah Townsend

The inquiry into Parkside Regeneration’s proposed 1m sq ft industrial estate in St Helens has concluded and the developer has begged Northern Powerhouse secretary Grant Shapps to approve the scheme.

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.

Haydock Point road entrance

Peel L&P dealt Haydock Point blow

Dan Whelan

The developer’s plans to create a 1.8m sq ft industrial complex on Green Belt land close to Haydock Racecourse have suffered a setback after St Helens Council opposed the £165m scheme ahead of an inquiry. 

Haydock Point road entrance

Haydock Point inquiry set for next year

Dan Whelan

St Helens Council is to determine its position on the 1.8m sq ft industrial scheme next week, ahead of an inquiry by the secretary of state at which the proposal will be considered alongside three similar applications called in this year.