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England round-up: Clegg unveils Northern infrastructure package, business says infrastructure needs to be delivered quicker

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news in England: 1 November-7 November, 2014

Clegg unveils infrastructure package for the North

Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has announced measures to electrify rail routes in North after describing the infrastructure as “decrepit.”

The Planner 

Infrastructure must be delivered quicker, says business

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is urging the government to use the Autumn Statement to expedite infrastructure projects.

The Planner 

Regeneration scheme improves pedestrian safety

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin visited a Leicestershire town this week to mark the completion of a £19 million regeneration scheme.

The Planner 

EIB agrees £168m backing for Lincs wind farm

The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide £168 million for a new connection between the Lincolnshire offshore wind farm and the UK national transmission network.

Insider Media 

Office flats plan for Shrewsbury town square gets full backing

Plans for up to 50 flats and a new restaurant to be created on Shrewsbury’s town square have been given the seal of approval by town councillors.

Shropshire Star 

Suffolk County Council to oppose Ipswich Northern Fringe plan

Plans for a 3,500-home development in the north of Ipswich have been dealt a blow, as Suffolk County Council raised concerns about the current proposal.

BBC News 

Fracking in Lancashire 'may affect mental health', report finds

Living near fracking sites could affect mental health and wellbeing, according to a new report.

BBC News 

First part of £200m Telford Shopping Centre revamp approved

Plans for the first phase of a £200 million redevelopment of Telford Shopping Centre have been given the go-ahead.

BBC News 

Northampton station opening delayed by power supply issues

The opening of a £20 million railway station redevelopment has been delayed by more than a month.

BBC News