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In the news this week
Government invests over £116 million to drive forward green innovation in the UK
◆ £64m to support projects that will capture carbon emissions and remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
◆ £30m funding pot available to entrepreneurs developing new decarbonisation and energy saving technologies.
◆ £22.8m to provide support to SMEs, helping to accelerate green innovations.
Bypass for Melton gets green light after £18 million in Government funding is secured
A funding dispute between Melton Borough Council and Leicestershire County Council had put the Melton Mowbray Distributor Road (MMDR) at risk, but thanks to £18m funding from Homes England – the proposed project should get the go-ahead in the near future.
Suffolk County Council agree £20m boost to fix roads
Over the next three years, Suffolk County Council will spend £10m addressing a 10 year backlog of over 800 flooding hotspots, and a further £10m on pavement repairs, with planned completion by March 2025.
National Highways launches specialist concrete qualification with the University of Derby
A new qualification in Concrete Pavement and Construction Maintenance has been launched by National Highways and the University of Derby in a move to plug the predicted skills gap in successfully delivering repairs and renewals of concrete roads.
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Government announces £35 million for vital improvements to A40 in Oxford
These improvements will aim to ease congestion, improve road safety, enhance bus services, and allow for the construction of 4,800 new homes in the surrounding area.
Government toughens rules to exclude underperforming suppliers
New procurement rules will see companies with a track record of poor delivery, fraud or corruption blocked from winning public contracts.
New homes to be built as part of government drive to develop brownfield land and regenerate communities
Derelict sites across the country will be transformed into new homes thanks to a further £11m from the Brownfield Land Release Fund. Councils will use this money to develop brownfield land into good quality housing in Stoke-on-Trent, Hythe, Barrow, Gloucester, and Chorley.
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