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Second West Midlands devolution deal includes money for 'Mayoral Housing Delivery Team'

Second West Midlands devolution deal includes money for 'Mayoral Housing Delivery Team'

A government commitment of £6 million to support a new 'Mayoral Housing Delivery Team' is included in a second devolution deal between the government and West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).

PM announces £1.7bn fund to connect city centres and 'struggling suburbs'

PM announces £1.7bn fund to connect city centres and 'struggling suburbs'

A £1.7 billion fund intended to 'improve transport links and promote local growth within city-regions' has been announced today by Prime Minister Theresa May.

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Government withdraws Kent lorry park plan after conceding judicial review

Government withdraws Kent lorry park plan after conceding judicial review

The government has announced that it is withdrawing proposals to construct a lorry park in Kent which had been planned to provide a solution to potential cross-Channel ferry disruption.

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How we did it: Securing airport expansion permission

How we did it: Securing airport expansion permission

Mayoral opposition had to be overcome to obtain approval for London City Airport's expansion plan, David Dewar reports.

Why the number of NSIP decisions being delayed is increasing

Why the number of NSIP decisions being delayed is increasing

A delay to a ministerial decision on an application for a road tunnel in east London means that decisions on four out of the last eight projects to be determined under the fast-track process for nationally significant infrastructure projects have been delayed.

The planning challenges posed by the new wave of English highways development

The planning challenges posed by the new wave of English highways development

A growing number of major road projects are in the planning pipeline, Bryan Johnston discovers.

How we did it: Testing the water for a cycling scheme

How we did it: Testing the water for a cycling scheme

New digital engagement techniques proved key to securing public approval for a London borough's cycling scheme, says Mark Wilding.


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Is chaos coming to infrastructure, by Angus Walker

The 2016-17 storm season started with storm Angus, and recently Aileen and Brian have also caused trouble. In the infrastructure planning world, are we about to see a storm of epic proportions? Let's call it Storm Doug, for roads being dug up. Sorry, it's the best I can do.

Why changing car technology will challenge planners, by Richard Garlick

It seems increasingly likely that the car industry will change radically within the next twenty years or so. Both the UK and France have recently committed to ban the sale of new petrol cars by 2040, and electric car manufacturer Tesla has just released its first vehicle intended for the mass market.

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Northern uproar over transport investment highlights impact of former chancellor, by Jamie Carpenter

Nearly ten years ago, when I visited Blackburn as part of research for a special report on changing patterns of deprivation in England, local leaders highlighted the Lancashire town's poor rail service as a key factor holding back the economic development of their area.

The new air quality plan is likely to herald even closer scrutiny of the issue, by Richard Garlick.

The government's claim that it could not publish its draft air quality plan until after the election sounded suspect from the outset.

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