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Early engagement plan for Palace of Westminster restoration

The Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal Delivery Authority has announced a preliminary market consultation in connection with the future appointment of three long-term Strategic Partners. The Delivery Authority has invited prospective suppliers to its first major early market engagement event, in the Palace of Westminster on Monday 16 October,

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HS2: rumours rife over project

Speculation over the progress of HS2 is rife. Will the government curtail this massive infrastructure project short of its original destinations or make other changes to the project? Rumours have it that Phase II between Birmingham and Manchester may be scrapped, or that the final destination of Euston will not

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Scottish wind deal streamlines projects

The Scottish Government has agreed a new deal which will see the development of onshore wind projects streamlined to allow larger projects with no objections to be brought forward faster. The deal will also see enhanced commitment by developers to community benefits and a commitment to position Scotland as a

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Smart street lamps get green light

Smart tech is to be trialled in towns and cities as part of a £1.3M government pilot to test next-gen digital technology. Six areas across the UK have been awarded funding to test smart street lamps that can house EV charging hubs and improve wireless coverage networks like 5G or

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87 contractors named on transformative £8Bn Framework

Procure Partnerships Framework has appointed 87 contractors to its second-generation National Framework. Some 35 of the contractors were reappointed on the next iteration of the framework, which is set to be the biggest framework ever awarded across the UK, structured across nine sub-regional lots covering five value bands starting at

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Masterplan unveiled for Liverpool’s waterfront

Liverpool’s world-famous waterfront is to be transformed with an ambitious masterplan to ensure its continued growth as a global destination and major economic engine. A report to Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet seeks approval to launch the search for a team of planning and placemaking specialists, to prepare a strategy and

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Flagship renewables scheme energised

A record number of projects have received funding through the government’s Contracts for Difference scheme. The flagship renewables scheme is set to deliver 3.7GW of clean homegrown energy – enough to power the equivalent of 2 million homes – as a record 95 new projects secure funding. The renewable schemes

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Rules on onshore wind farms change

Since 2015, onshore windfarms have been limited in development through what amounted to an effective ban by the government which allowed just one objection to halt construction. This month saw changes to that law, which will allow local communities that support onshore windfarms to take forward planned developments and benefit

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£29M upgrade for Humber flood defences

Work to help manage flood risk and improve infrastructure in north-east Lincolnshire has begun, with the third phase of the Stallingborough Sea Defence Improvement Scheme getting underway. The £29M Environment Agency scheme will see improvements made to 4.5 kilometres of coastal defences along part of the Humber estuary’s south bank.

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