Plans have been submitted to extend a Plymouth multi-storey car park, create a new cafe out of some closed toilets and give it all “living walls” covered in plants. Sutton Harbour Holdings plc, the waterside regeneration firm which has the long lease on the former airport site, wants to extend and enhance its Harbour Car Park, at Coxside. The idea is to do this in tandem with its plans to build a £60million landmark skyscraper at nearby Sugar Quay. The company has already submitted its plans for the 20-floor tower and has now drawn up a separate plan which would see two additional storeys placed on the existing five-storey, split-level car park. It would mean extending the car park, originally built in 1994 by the city council, from the current 359 spaces, to 498 spaces, some of which will be reserved for residents in the new Sugar Quay block. Plymouth architecture practice AWW has come up with the design for both the Sugar Quay tower and the car park extension – … [Read more...] about ‘Living walls’ and cafe part of major Plymouth car park plan
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LAWS which ban building on the "green belt" should be scrapped - because large parts of the supposed countryside is actually a bleak wasteland, a leading MPs say. Ministers are being urged to change the rules which are designed to protect fields, woods and parks on the edge of London and other major cities. Backers of the green belt say the current laws ensure that cities can't sprawl too far and make them nicer places to live in. But a cross-party group of MPs is arguing that the restrictions drive up the price of housing, making families homeless and stopping young people getting on the housing ladder. Labour's Siobhain McDonagh, who's leading the campaign, has identified multiple green belt hotspots which are in fact ugly scrubland. She told The Sun: "We're talking about space in London, most of it you'd really be struggling to call it green." The sites include a rubbish dump in West London and a garage in Tottenham which was mistakenly designated as green belt. Ms McDonagh, a … [Read more...] about New call to scrap laws which ban houses on ‘green belt’ land – because lots of it is nothing but an ugly rubbish dump anyway
Twelve years ago, in the sleepy German town of Baden-Baden, a cultural phenomenon unleashed itself on an unsuspecting world. It was the birth of what would become known as the WAG, and for many, football would never be the same again. They dressed like they were on a hen do in Marbella, shopped for England, drank for England, partied for England... some felt they also did for England. Led by their queen, Posh Spice herself, the wives and girlfriends of the 2006 England squad (who included Nancy Dell-Olio, Coleen McLoughlin, Elen Rivas and Cheryl Tweedy) were as talked about as their other halves that summer. Wearing tiny shorts and clutching voluminous monogrammed Louis Vuitton handbags, they pouted in the players’ box as their boys put in a pitifully lacklustre performance on the pitch and were knocked out in the quarter-finals. It wasn’t the players who were blamed, though, it was their WAGs; deemed publicity-hungry witches whose presence at the World Cup had … [Read more...] about The tans, the glossy locks, the designer handbags: are the England 2018 team’s other halves stuck in a 2006 WAGwarp?
Good morning and welcome to the Business Breakfast live blog for Thursday, June 28. I'm Jonathon Manning and I'm running the blog today. The business team's live blog brings you all the breaking news from across the North East, the UK and beyond - basically anything and everything from the world of business. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has revealed it is "looking into" allegations of insider trading at collapse construction giant Carillion. In a letter penned by Andrew Bailey to Labour MP Frank Field, the FCA boss explained that the City watchdog was considering whether earlier announcements made by the firm Carillion were false or misleading. MR Bailey added that the FCA is "aware of allegations of insider trading". Before its collapse Carillion employed 20,000 people in the UK. If you'd like to contribute, tweet at @jnlbusiness to share your opinions, drop me a line at [email protected] or tweet me at @JonnyAManning. Also, we've launched a ChronicleLive … [Read more...] about Business Breakfast LIVE: Carillion faces examination from financial watchdog over insider dealing
PUBLISHED: 11:18 27 June 2018 Sonia Zhuravlyova Roe Green residents atr their annual village day (Picture: Debbie Nyman) Archant The bunting is already out and the cakes are in the oven - neighbours in Queensbury’s Roe Green Village are busily prepping for a birthday party to mark their community’s centenary on Saturday. Roe Green Village in 1920 Built in 1918 to house the workers of the nearby De Havilland aircraft factory, the historical homes’ current owners have been careful to retain the village’s peaceful atmosphere and conservation status. To celebrate, neighbours and friends will come together on the village green to witness Cllr Arshad Mahmood, the mayor of Brent, reveal the revamped village sign, and see an original Tiger Moth aeroplane fly past. The De Havilland DH82 was designed and built at the nearby Stag Lane aerodrome in Edgware and will soar above the crowd at 3pm. “The Tiger Moth was one of the planes that was built at the De … [Read more...] about Residents to celebrate 100 years of Roe Green Village