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HS2 strategy sees thousands of jobs and £4billion extra for regional economy

HS2 strategy sees thousands of jobs and £4billion extra for regional economy

Around 74,000 jobs could be created and £4billion added to the East Midlands’ economy if a planned HS2 high speed rail line is routed through the region, says a new report on the major project. Phase 2 of the national HS2 high speed rail network plans for a western (Crewe to Manchester) and an eastern […]

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HS2 benefits will come to Nottingham, Government confirms

HS2 benefits will come to Nottingham, Government confirms

The Government’s announcement confirming the local leg of HS2 with a station at Toton has been welcomed by Nottingham City Council. The Department for Transport has today confirmed the eastern leg of its HS2 proposals – the stretch from the West Midlands to Sheffield and Leeds via the East Midlands – will be taken forward […]

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Green light for Eco Expressway

Green light for Eco Expressway

Buses, bikes and electric vehicles will get priority along one of Nottingham’s busiest routes, as it is turned into the new Eco Expressway. The six-mile route will run between the city centre and Vale Road in Colwick, via Manvers Street and Daleside Road. Work starts on October 3 2016 and will be delivered in phases. […]

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Major independent living development proposed

Major independent living development proposed

Plans have been announced for a substantial upgrade of an independent living scheme in the north of the city – including 40 new flats and an improved community facility. The project will convert Woodthorpe and Winchester Courts, which support over-55s in Sherwood, into an Energy Efficient Extra Care Housing scheme. The two complexes will undergo […]

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Nottingham’s innovative WPL helps keep congestion at bay

Nottingham’s innovative WPL helps keep congestion at bay

Government figures show that traffic levels in Nottingham have fallen by almost 40 million car miles over the past 15 years, bucking the trend for most large English cities. The latest Department for Transport statistics reveal that the number of car miles in the city has fallen from 477,523,000 in 2000 to 439,761,000 last year. […]

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Local businesses plug into superfast NETwork – via tramlines

Local businesses plug into superfast NETwork – via tramlines

Superfast data as well as superfast trams will soon travel along the new Nottingham Express Transit lines to benefit local businesses, thanks to the foresight of Nottingham City Council. Nottingham is leading the country in an innovative approach that ensures world class fibre optic cabling is installed when major works are being planned. During the […]

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Completion of Station Street improvements

Completion of Station Street improvements

Nottingham City Council’s pedestrianisation of Station Street will be completed on time and on budget on Sunday 31 July. The works were carried out to help regenerate the area around the railway station, complementing the £60 million transformation; the new Nottingham Station tram stop, which is now fully integrated with the railway station; and the […]

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Report reveals tram project’s £100m economy boost 

The construction project to expand Nottingham’s tram network boosted the local economy by more than £100m, a major independent report published today (July 12) has revealed. And the report’s authors say the way the project helped hundreds of local people to benefit from jobs and training and deliver positive local economic impacts is a model […]

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