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In the news this week
Thousands of new homes to be built and derelict land transformed
◆ £57.8 million allocated to councils to develop brownfield land into good quality housing while transforming derelict local areas.
◆ New homes will help hardworking people get on the property ladder and boost local communities, levelling up the country.
◆ Funding includes support for self and custom build projects to help make it more affordable for people to build their own homes.
A full breakdown of projects can be found within this release.
Dorset Council awarded £2.13m to unlock land for homes
Funding from the Brownfield Land Release Fund will allow Dorset Council to free up underused brownfield land and build almost 200 homes across the county. £943,255 of this funding will be used to demolish and clear the Weymouth and Portland Borough Council offices at North Quay, planning applications have to be submitted first and it is expected that developers will be able to bid for the work early next year.
Barrow reaches next stage for £25 million Government cash
Business cases for significant regeneration within Barrow are now complete, with the aim of formally submitting them to the government later this year. The Brilliant Barrow plan aims to regenerate the town by improving buildings, creating a new university campus, creating a network of community hubs and improving infrastructure.
Northern leaders push Government on levelling up and five ‘gamechanger’ projects
Political leaders from across the North of England are urging the Government to back ‘gamechanger’ projects that are vital to the region’s pandemic recovery, and will help the government deliver their ‘levelling up’ promises. The ‘gamechanger’ projects focus on:
◆ leading the ‘green industrial revolution’
◆ closing the healthy life expectancy gap between the North and South
◆ closing the education and skills gap
◆ improving connectivity in towns and cities in the North
◆ increasing private and public investment in research and development
Government set to bolster supply chains by extending cabotage rights
Thousands more HGV deliveries could be made each month in the UK if new plans are approved after a 1 week 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 hauliers from the EU can only make up to 2 cabotage trips within 7 days.
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