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IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK

Portsmouth City Council announces ‘no-brainer’ energy project where thousands of solar panels will be installed at Lakeside North Harbour in Cosham
As part of plans to be carbon neutral by 2030, Portsmouth City Council is funding a large-scale project that will see thousands of solar panels installed at Lakeside North Harbour in Cosham. The project is currently in the planning stage, a finalised proposal is in development with expectations that work will begin in autumn.

£50m pledge to accelerate the UK’s offshore energy ambitions and protect the marine environment
The Crown Estate had originally committed £25m towards expanding offshore renewable energy sources and has now doubled that commitment.
The Offshore Wind Leasing Round 4 has four seabed bidding areas: Dogger Bank, Eastern Regions, South East, and Northern Wales and Irish Sea.

Merseyside fire stations to be combined in £40m project
Two fire stations will be combined in Merseyside to improve responsiveness to large incidents. The new station will replace the Croxteth and Aintree stations, offer exceptional facilities for crews, and house a training academy.

Four transport schemes receive £160m funding boost
◆ £35.3m for essential maintenance to Tyne Bridge and the adjacent Central Motorway
◆ £13.4m for essential maintenance to the A35 Redbridge Causeway
◆ £78.5m for a new 3.85-mile road linking St Austell to the A30
◆ £33.6m to promote active travel and tackle congestion between Greater Manchester and Stockport

Major step forward for transformation of east Norwich
The East Norwich Masterplan is expected to see the creation of 3,600 homes across 50 hectares.

Fife Circle set to undergo £55m electrification project
A rail line north of Edinburgh is set to be electrified by December 2024. Phase one will set the foundations for masts for full electrification between Haymarket and Dalmeny, with subsequent phases introducing partial electrification to a further 104 single track kilometres of railway.

New Metro could set Glasgow on a net zero track
The world’s third-oldest underground railway could soon become part of a much wider network to fill gaps not met by other public transport options. A feasibility study is being conducted as part of wider infrastructure work made possible by the £1.13bn Glasgow City Region Deal.


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