Ed Owen in Birmingham
Partnering deals for councils under ToriesSubscription
Local authorities will be encouraged to adopt frameworks and take risk away from consultants and contractors as they build £34bn of infrastructure annually under Conservative proposals.
Tories would freeze Thames Gateway spendingSubscription
A new Conservative administration would hold spending on the Thames Gateway regeneration project a senior shadow minister said this week.
Tories attack Labour environmental policySubscription
Eco-towns are 'bound to fail', the Environment Agency 'toothless', and Sir Michael Pitt’s report into the 2007 floods 'compromised', according to delegates at the Conservative party conference this week.
Tories back down over TIFSubscription
Any Transport Innovation Fund (TIF) contracts signed prior to the election of a Conservative government would be respected, not dismantled, it was revealed this week.
Conservatives plan high speed rail futureSubscription
The Conservatives plan a high speed rail network, linking Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Heathrow and London, but they would not build a third runway at Heathrow, and dismantle the £2bn Transport Innovation Fund (TIF) pot.