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Proposed changes to the planning regime are evolutionary not revolutionary


The government has launched a consultation about implementing the "Action Plan", which it issued in February, to make improvements to the nationally significant infrastructure planning regime.

There are two preliminary points of praise. First, the officials and ministers who have been working hard have clearly sought to prepare a plan which gives increased…

National Highways to close M67 for demolition of ‘outdated’ bridge


National Highways will begin demolishing the St Anne’s Road bridge over the M67 this weekend in preparation for its replacement.

The demolition is a key milestone in the £23M renewal scheme for the bridge, which spans the M67 motorway near Denton in Tameside, Greater Manchester. The bridge links local traffic to the…

MP launches campaign to restore famous Newcastle swing bridge


A Newcastle MP has launched a campaign to raise up to £5M in funds to restore the city’s “marvel of engineering” River Tyne swing bridge.

The MP for Newcastle Central Chi Onwurah has brought together cross-party support to revive the Grade-II listed swing bridge which originally opened in 1876. The bridge…

HS2 completes M42 bridge demolition ahead of schedule


Works to remove a major bridge over the M42 to make way for High Speed 2 (HS2) rail lines has been successfully completed hours ahead of the expected finish time.

A team of 20 demolition experts from Solihull-based firm Armac Demolition worked around the clock to remove the 4,000t two span…

Whitby’s historic swing bridge to get climate resilience upgrade


The historic swing bridge in Whitby is set to be given £200,000 of improvement works to “future-proof” the structure.

The works will help the bridge cope with greater extremes in temperature bought along by climate change as well as improve access for visitors and residents. North Yorkshire Council’s bridges team will…

Balfour Beatty begins piling works for £16.8M Kincardine Bridge upgrade


The project to replace the southern viaduct of the A985 Kincardine Bridge near Falkrirk, Scotland has moved to the next stage with Balfour Beatty starting piling works for the construction of a temporary bridge that will minimise disruption to road users during the main construction phase.

The Category A listed structure,…

Network Rail applies for listed building consent to urgently remedy ‘cracking’ on iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct


Network Rail has submitted an application for listed building consent to the Highland Council for plans to repair cracks on the listed Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland.

Listed building consent empowers planning authorities to ensure that changes to listed buildings are “appropriate and sympathetic” to their character. The plans for the viaduct…