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22
Apr

Cheshire East Plan representations: the work starts now

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On Tuesday, Cheshire East Council closed its consultation on its revised Local Plan. This round of consultation comes on the back of a suspension of the examination of the previous version to allow for further research to be carried out. The revised version includes a proposed 33% increase in the number of houses for the […]

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22
Apr

The Merseyside connection

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Following the recent announcement of the proposed £340m of investment in railway systems across Merseyside over the next three years, work is now set to begin on the Halton Curve rail scheme. Despite being a stretch of line only 1.7 miles long, it is hoped the scheme will significantly improve both leisure and work connections […]

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15
Apr

Are railway stations ripe for development?

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The Department for Communities and Local Government has this week announced an initiative to develop railway stations and surrounding land in order to provide new homes, jobs and economic growth. If successful, the scheme could see up to 10,000 new properties across the country. The Government hopes that at least 20 local authorities will take […]

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07
Apr

A new direction for rail services in the North?

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Last Friday, amongst the hustle and bustle at Manchester Piccadilly station, there was a small ceremony marking the new rail service provider for the North of England. What was Northern Rail run by Serco and Abellio, is no simply Northern, run by Arriva. In addition, First Group took over control as the sole operator of […]

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