I will shortly be attending an extensive members briefing from Sefton Council officers regarding Fracking in this region and the newly published (July 2013) Planning Practice Guidance for Onshore Oil and Gas. 

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LiVerpool City Region Review

liverpool city regionCombined Authority

The Liverpool City Region has undertaken a Governance Review to further strengthen the delivery of strategic economic development, regeneration and transport to increase economic growth and jobs, and provide greater transparency.

The councils, (Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral), Merseytravel and the Local Enterprise Partnership believe that the the current way of delivering these can be improved to accelerate economic growth.

A Combined Authority would not mean the creation of a “Super-Council” –