Councillors in Norfolk still want A47 dualling on the agenda

Councillors in Norfolk have said they would fight to get the dualling of the A47 Acle Straight. Last week at a Norfolk County Council meeting, Highways England said that dualling of this stretch of the A47 would not be included in Road Investment Startegy 3 that would run from 20205-2030, reports the Eastern Daily Press. […]

Winvic wins A5 widening and roundabout work

Contractor Winvic has been appointed by Highways England to undertake widening and roundabout construction works on the A5 highway, as part of a S278 agreement. The £3.4 million scheme that will facilitate access to the new 18-acre industrial and manufacturing site, Hinckley Park, is located approximately 1km east of Junction 1 of the M69. The programme of […]

Arup proposes the “15 minute village”

The design, planning and engineering company Arup have released a thought-leadership paper suggesting a reworking of neighbourhoods so everything is within 15 minutes. It says survey after survey is showing that, post-pandemic, roughly 40% of people wish to work from home 40% of the time. It calls this great news for both city dwellers and […]

CPC appoints new board member

The Connected Places Catapult has recruited Nick Chism as a Board  Member and Non-Executive Director  at what it calls an exciting time of growth for it and its partners, as it “continues to support and drive innovation across both public and private sectors in the UK and globally”.  Chism was previously Chief Business Adviser and Director General at the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial […]

5G funding announced for West Midlands

West Midlands 5G Limited has announced £2.4 million of funding for seven UK-based consortiums to support the development of new connected products and services which it hopes will transform transport across the region. It says the funding competition’s first phase will deliver exciting innovation projects that – if successful – will either provide a use […]


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