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In the news this week

Manchester council back plans to finally submit housing masterplan Places for Everyone
As part of a regional jobs and housing masterplan, Manchester council has backed proposals to build at least 56,500 new homes in the city. Places for Everyone is the successor to the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF), and outlines what land will be used for development purposes up to 2037. Manchester councillors approved the submission of a draft blueprint for examination by the government in early 2022.

Scottish councils to receive £50m to unlock new housing
The Housing Infrastructure Fund will allow councils and other social landlords in Scotland to access grants over the next five years to build new housing infrastructure. Fife Council is the first recipient of a £5m grant to help deliver 8,000 new homes across Dunfermline as part of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Deal.

£30 million package to refurbish 4,500 public tennis courts in deprived parts of UK announced
Over 4,500 public tennis courts in deprived parts of the UK will be refurbished as part of a £30m package made available by the UK Government and Lawn Tennis Association. The package, which will see £21.9 million committed by the Government and £8.4 million by the Lawn Tennis Association, will revive over 4,500 courts including those in a poor or unplayable condition at more than 1,500 venues.

Police and local authorities given extra £23.5 million for safer streets 
The government’s Safer Streets Fund will continue to make streets safer with a £23.5m boost. Police forces and local authorities across England and Wales will be able to access this funding to introduce measures proven to cut crime – this includes locked gates for alleyways, improved street lighting, and CCTV. 

Nearly £2 million to be given to tech start-ups to power up the transport revolution
Entrepreneurs and innovators pioneering new ways of creating a better transport system will see their ideas brought to life from idea through to inception with thanks to government funding. Past winners include a purifying system to lower virus transmission on trains, a portable charger for use at remote locations, and a battery cooling system.

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