Hyde Road bridge replacement scheme completed

Work on a bridge replacement scheme which will improve journey times along Hyde Road is now fully complete.   The major project, which centred on the demolition and replacement of a former railway bridge over the A57 in the Gorton area, will significantly improve traffic flow in both directions of travel, particularly at peak travel […]


Halton Borough Council is delighted to announce that experienced development partner Cityheart Limited has been appointed to work with the Council on the Foundry Lane residential regeneration project in Halebank, Widnes.Following the granting of Outline Planning permission on February 1in relation to the first phase of the project of 86 new homes on the former […]

Tree planting on Callands Field

The council is to relocate a number of new trees on Callands field, which have been planted on grassland adjacent to the Callands Road children’s play area. The trees have been planted with the best intentions but without the council’s knowledge or permission, meaning no prior checks were carried out. The planting location is not […]

Central 6 masterplan up for top national award

The ambitious vision to make central Warrington a happy, healthy, prosperous, clean and green place has been shortlisted for a prestigious planning prize. Warrington’s Central 6 Regeneration Masterplan has been named as a finalist in the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2021. The awards are the most established and respected in the UK planning industry. […]


“For Those in Peril on the Sea” A seafarers’ memorial garden, including a memorial stone, is being built at Runcorn Cemetery, as part of an investment in the site to honour those who served at sea. Work on the partnership project is expected to be finished by the end of April, weather permitting, by North […]

Views sought on house extensions guidelines

Warrington Borough Council is asking local people to have their say on new guidelines for house extensions. The Council has launched a consultation on proposals to introduce a revised House Extensions Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), which will assist householders and their agents when planning extensions and alterations to houses. The document will illustrate the criteria which […]

Have your say on Warrington’s Air Quality Action Plan

The people of Warrington are being asked to share their views on what steps can be taken to further improve air quality in the borough. Warrington Borough Council is currently revising and updating its Air Quality Action Plan and has launched a consultation to get ideas from the public on what new measures could be put in place. The […]

Climate Change Action Plan achievements outlined as anniversary approaches

Almost a year since Manchester City Council adopted its ambitious Climate Change Action Plan, councillors will examine the significant progress which has been made to deliver it.   Since the plan, which aims to HALVE the Council’s direct emissions by 2025, was approved in March 2020 the Covid-19 pandemic has cast a long shadow across the globe.  A report to the Neighbourhoods and Environment Scrutiny Committee, which meets on Wednesday […]

Storm Christoph: Contractor moves in to make safe collapsed homes in Abbey Hey

Four partially collapsed homes will be cleared on Walmer Street in Abbey Hey after a sink hole opened in the road during the recent Storm Christoph. The cause of the sinkhole is not yet known and a full investigation is underway by the Council with engineering input from United Utilities. However, it could be some weeks before the full investigations are complete.   17 homes in total were evacuated and these […]

Subscribe today for new 2021 garden waste services for St Helens Borough residents

St Helens Borough residents are now able to subscribe to this year’s garden waste collection service, due to relaunch on Monday 1 March. The 40-week subscription will run until Friday 3 December, providing 20 collections at a cost of £37, equating to just £1.85 per fortnightly collection. Residents can subscribe from Tuesday 26 January. Subscribe […]