Consultation starts on delivering thriving local communities in Scotland

People in Scotland are being asked for their views on how the planning system can support healthy, thriving and connected communities as part of a consultation launched by the Scottish Government. As part of implementation of National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4), draft guidance has been prepared to support people to meet the majority of their […]

Public consultation starts on transformation of Preston City Centre

Residents are being asked to have their say on changes that signal a major step in the transformation of Preston city centre. The Transforming Friargate North and Ringway project, one of the first Preston Transforming Cities Fund schemes, aims to create improved pedestrian and cycle links across Ringway, enhance the local amenity of Friargate and […]

Works begin to preserve the life of Ashford Shared Space in Kent

Kent County Council (KCC) is due to begin roadworks aimed at preserving the life of Ashford Shared Space and Lower High Street. Once achieved the area will be better preserved for the longer term, making it more resistant to damage in the future and better accessible. Works totalling up to £600,000 will begin Tuesday 1st November […]

Work starts soon to progress next set of liveable neighbourhoods

Work to develop a second set of Liveable Neighbourhoods in Glasgow will start soon after the appointment of two consultants to deliver early-stage work aimed at transforming communities into safer, more attractive spaces where everyday needs can be met locally. Funded by a Connecting Communities grant from Sustrans Scotland Places for Everyone programme, Liveable Neighbourhoods will be […]

Portsmouth signs the way

New signs on pavements will be popping up across Portsmouth from this week, showing people the easiest walking route to key destinations. The green signs will be in the same style as existing signs that show where a pavement is shared use, for walking and cycling. They will be placed on several public Rights of […]

£98m for Solihull’s transport network

More than £98 million has been provided to help improve Solihull’s transport network. The works including highway improvements linked to the HS2 interchange, new cycle routes into Solihull town centre, and plans to redevelop Solihull Station will be funded by the West Midlands City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS). The CRSTS, which is overseen by […]

Funding secured for final phase of Ancoats regeneration project in Manchester

A funding package of more than £30m has been agreed by Manchester City Council for the revitalisation of the public realm in Ancoats and associated infrastructure. Following a consultation held earlier this year broad support was found for the plan to enhance the area, which would include the construction of 1,500 new homes and improvements […]


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