Transport strategy must deliver fully, says FTA

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) – the country’s biggest transport trade body representing half the UK fleet – says the Government’s new transport investment plan is good news for the sector but more investment is needed to upgrade the road network. The policy, announced yesterday (4 July 2017), dedicates funds raised from Vehicle Excise Duty … Read more

£2.3 billion investment in infrastructure for new housing

The Housing Infrastructure Fund will help to fund vital physical infrastructure projects. A £2.3 billion fund which could unlock 100,000 new homes in areas of high demand has been launched today (4 July 2017) by the Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid. Speaking in Birmingham at the LGA Conference today, the Communities Secretary will say that the investment will help … Read more

Transport Minister Jesse Norman makes first appearance with Transport for the North

The new Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Jesse Norman MP, has made his first public appearance in his new role alongside Transport for the North (TfN) at the inaugural Northern Transport Summit that the organisation is partnering. Following his presentation, Mr Norman met with TfN’s Chair, John Cridland and Chief Executive, David Brown. … Read more

Transport for the North publishes Strategic Transport Plan evidence

Transport for the North (TfN) has today published the evidence that will inform its Strategic Transport Plan. The first of its kind, the Plan is being developed to transform the North’s economy through investment in the region’s transport infrastructure. It could help create close to a million new jobs and add almost £100 billion to … Read more

Transport for the North welcomes the Secretary of State’s response to its statutory body proposal

Transport for the North has welcomed the Secretary of State for Transport, Rt. Hon Chris Grayling MP’s, positive response to its proposal to become England’s first Sub-national Transport Body. In his formal response, the Secretary of State commented favourably about Transport for the North’s proposal, and the organisation’s ambitious plans to transform the North’s transport … Read more

Projects to be funded through Community Infrastructure Levy monies

West Lancs residents have helped the Borough Council decide which projects it should fund using money raised from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) in 2017/18. CIL allows the Council to raise funds from developers who are undertaking new building projects in the Borough. The monies collected must be used to pay for a wide range … Read more