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Developments in Liverpool

Although Liverpool experienced unprecedented expansion in the 19th Century, the region rarely stands still today. Not all the schemes meet with universal approval…

A court confrontation in court between English Partnerships and a group of academics has raised concerns that the demolition of housing on Edge Lane – part of the efforts to build a new gateway into the city – will be “10 times more expensive” than refurbishment. There are also issues of the amount of carbon produced and impacts to wildlife and the community to consider. More details on the Liverpool Daily Post web site.

A project aiming to enhance the appearance of both sides of the river at night was outlined yesterday in a presentation to the Mersey Waterfront Regional Park. The “spectacle of light” will be a temporary fore-runner of a more permanent installation which will highlight features such as the Seacombe and Woodside ferry terminals, and the Art Deco ventilation shafts on both sides of the river. It is hoped that a new night time ‘river cruise’ service will attract a large number of tourists. The trial run will take place in November of this year.

A change in the traffic flow for the next four months will cause chaos in the city centre, say opposition councillors. The closure of the Lord Street/North John Street junction is part of the Castle Street Enabling Works Project, in turn part of the £73m City Centre Movement Strategy. Cllr Mike Storey, executive member for regeneration, said: “This work is essential as part of the overall scheme. We are working closely with local businesses to keep them informed about progress and listening to their views about the scheme.” More details of the Enabling Works here.

Finally, following on from trouble he had building a golf links in Scotland, Donald Trump may soon bid to build a course in Hoylake.

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