Construction UK Construction Directory
Time and date
CONSTRUCTION DIRECTORY
Share this page
Construction News
01/03/2024

£90m Levelling Up Funds Announced To Help Revamp Blackpool's Housing Market

Construction News Image
The government has unveiled £90 million in funding to accelerate the efforts already undertaken by the council to revamp Blackpool's housing market.

This new landmark investment which forms part of the government’s Levelling Up commitment to the town, will be used over the coming years to start to acquire property, facilitate master planning of key areas and help prepare for the development of new housing in Blackpool.   

In March 2022, Blackpool's Levelling Up regeneration partnership was announced by Michael Gove MP.  

The council initially received monies to scale up local enforcement teams to tackle rogue landlords and improve housing standards in Blackpool.  The government also supported Homes England to work with the council and partners to prepare a business case for funding of a first phase of physical intervention to improve housing in the central area of Blackpool.

-- Advertisement --
hss

This allocation of £90m of Brownfield Infrastructure Land Funding has been secured following the completion and approval of that business plan. 

 Cllr Lynn Williams Leader of Blackpool Council said:  "We are extremely pleased about today’s announcement. It has been eagerly awaited and is a testament to the strong working relationship we have with central government, Homes England and a number of other partners locally and nationally. Our residents and communities desperately need better housing and investment in their neighbourhoods, especially in the inner areas of Blackpool. We will use this funding to continue the process of positive change, improving housing, neighbourhoods and life chances across inner Blackpool. We will be holding a full public consultation concerning our plans for a first phase. We want to create strong neighbourhoods - stable, thriving and sustainable neighbourhoods that have access to things like health services, decent jobs, quality housing, schools and leisure activities."

Latest Construction News

18/04/2024

Maple Grove Developments, part of the Eric Wright Group, in collaboration with Onward Homes, has been granted planning permission to develop a new 57,000 sq ft mixed-use development in Hattersley. The proposals were approved by Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council (TMBC). TMBC has given approval ...
18/04/2024

Sir Robert McAlpinehas been appointed to deliver 2 Finsbury Avenue (2FA), a dual high-rise, mixed-use building located in the heart of Broadgate. The firm was selected by the Broadgate joint venture, between British Land and GIC. Sitting at a height of 170 metres and due to be completed in 2027, ...
18/04/2024

Delancey has put forward plans to transform a brownfield site in Islington into a GIA science and technology building with world-class laboratory and research space. Situated in London's growing Knowledge Quarter and Innovation District, the proposals for the site at 176-178 York Way include ...
18/04/2024

Compass Protection Manufacturing are specialist manufacturers of safety products. Our goods can offer their users proven protection for people and structures from moving vehicles. In addition, we have fencing solutions. They can supply edge protection from voids and falling ground. We have been ...
18/04/2024

Lostock Skip Hire has acquired four new Renault Trucks, the first to join the 30-strong fleet. Two C440 8x4, one D12 Low 4x2 and one D18 High 4x2 will operate out of Lostock Skip Hire's base in Horwich, Bolton and its satellite depot in Leyland, delivering and collecting skips from a mixture of ...
18/04/2024

The team at Mr Plant Hire (MPH) is celebrating following victories at the prestigious Hire Awards of Excellence. The recent ceremony, held at London’s Grosvenor House and hosted by comedian Lucy Porter, marked the most important annual gathering of key players in the UK's plant, tool, equipment ...
18/04/2024

A new community space and environmentally-friendly garden is to be developed in South Lopham after Breckland Council agreed to transfer a parcel of land to the parish council. The land, on Norton Road, will be used by the parish council to create a new space for local residents to enjoy. The ...
18/04/2024

HS2 has started foundation works for a key bridge that will take a major A road over the new high-speed railway just outside Brackley. The A43 – which links Oxford, Brackley and Northampton – is a vital route, providing access to Silverstone and connections between the M40 and M1. Just two ...
18/04/2024

Despite high hopes and confident anticipation, the recent Hire Awards of Excellence left Multi-Hire with mixed emotions. With four nominations across three prestigious categories, the team at Multi-Hire entered the event with the expectation of securing at least one award. In the highly ...
18/04/2024

Anglesey Mining has appointed Robert Marsden as its new Chief Executive Officer with effect from 01 May. Rob is a Mining Engineer with 29 years of international experience. Upon graduation from the Camborne School of Mines in 1995 he joined Rio Tinto plc and over the next 18 years held several ...
Aqua Direct LtdLakeside HireThink Construction Skills Ltd.JWCB & L Shutters LtdB & L Shutters LtdPLD Property Services LtdThe Lorry Loader Checking AppSmart Trade Shop LtdAccess Control Solutions (UK) Limited
Terms and Conditions
2024/04/19 01:43:44