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In the news this week
Thousands of new homes to be built and abandoned land transformed
◆ £ 57.8 million allocated to councils to develop brownfields into good quality housing while transforming abandoned local areas.
◆ The new houses will help hardworking people move up the ownership ladder and boost local communities, thereby leveling the country.
◆ Funding includes support for self-build and custom-build projects to help make it more affordable for people to build their own homes.
A full breakdown of the projects can be found in this release.
Dorset Council awarded £ 2.13million to release land for houses
Funding from the Brownfield Land Release Fund will allow Dorset Council to free up underused brownfields and build nearly 200 homes across the county. £ 943,255 of this funding will be used to demolish and clean up Weymouth and Portland City Council offices in North Quay. Planning requests should be submitted first, and developers should be able to bid for work early next year.
Barrow reaches next step for £ 25million in government cash
The business cases for a major regeneration within Barrow are now complete, with the goal of formally submitting them to government later this year. The Brilliant Barrow Plan aims to regenerate the city by improving buildings, creating a new college campus, creating a network of community centers and improving infrastructure.
Northern leaders push government to step up a gear and five ‘game-changing’ projects
Political leaders in the north of England are urging the government to support ‘game-changing’ projects which are vital to the resumption of the pandemic in the region and will help the government to deliver on its ‘leveling up’ promises. The “gamechanger” projects focus on:
lead the “green industrial revolution”
◆ closing the gap in healthy life expectancy between the North and the South
◆ bridging the education and skills gap
◆ improve connectivity in northern cities
◆ increase private and public investments in research and development
Government to strengthen supply chains by expanding cabotage rights
Thousands of additional HGV deliveries could be made to the UK each month if new plans are approved after a week-long consultation. The government aims to temporarily extend “cabotage” rights, allowing foreign operators to pick up and drop off goods an unlimited number of times for 2 weeks before they return home. Currently, EU carriers can only make 2 cabotage journeys in 7 days.
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