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Farmers' concern over new EU regulations

Farmers in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire have expressed concerns that new EU rules could put some people out of business.

Farmers' concern over new EU regulations

A regulation has come into force today cutting the amount of pesticides which can be used on crops.

The National Farmers Union has described the move as a 'scary' prospect which could see prices going up or suppliers being forced out of business.


Plans unveiled for huge off-shore windfarm

More details have been made public today about plans for a huge wind farm off the coast of Lincolnshire which will be one of the biggest in the world.

The Triton Knoll wind farm could have up to 288 turbines

A consultation period over the electrical system of the Triton Knoll wind farm, which will be situated 20 miles off the coast of Mablethorpe, is now underway.

The company behind it already has planning consent for up to 288 turbines to provide electricity for 800 thousand homes.

RWE says the project could also lead to 19,000 jobs.

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Plans submitted for development of Yorkshire Post site

Plans to deliver 500,000 sq ft mixed use riverside development on the site once occupied by the Yorkshire Post in Leeds city centre have been submitted by landowner YP Real Estate.

Plans submitted for development of Yorkshire post site

The site was sold in early 2014 and the buildings, which housed the offices and the print works of the Yorkshire Post, have now been demolished to create a five acre development site.

The application includes three office buildings and a 200 unit residential block to be privately rented. There is also the potential for a new hotel.

Plans submitted for development of Yorkshire post site

Our design team has worked collaboratively with a dedicated team from Leeds City Council for a number of months to evolve the scheme. It is now at a point where we feel it meets a wide range of stakeholders’ aspirations and will offer a positive contribution to the future growth and development of the city. We are collectively very excited about the scheme which provides a market facing mix of uses and building sizes. We believe the site will become a high profile landmark development which will dramatically announce arrival into Leeds City Centre.

– Paul Fox, Fox Lloyd Jones

Time lapse video of Bradford's Broadway project

Time lapse videos of Bradford's long awaited Broadway project have been released monthly on Youtube.

The £260 million development was delayed for several years but work finally began in December 2013 and contractors say it is running on time and on budget.

The latest time lapse video of the build has been released on Youtube, following the process as it takes shape in Bradford City Centre:


Work starts on Kirkstall Forge development

Work has started rebuilding the Kirkstall Forge site which will include a train station, 1,000 new homes and a new access road.

Artist's impression of the Kirkstall Forge development

The work should be completed by late summer of 2015 on the 23 hectare site and millions has already been invested in demolishing and preparing the land for redevelopment.

Artist's impression of the Kirkstall Forge development

In total the project will cost around £400 million, with money coming from the Department for Transport to help fund the rail link, and money invested by developers CEG.

It is estimated that the new project will generate 2,400 jobs and boost the local economy by more than £5 million annually.

Klesch Group in talks to take on Tata Steel plant

There are concerns for the future of thousands of jobs in the region after Tata Steel announced plans to sell its plant in Scunthorpe.The company wants to off-load half of its European business and the deal would also include shedding a rail operation in York and three distribution centres in Scunthorpe and Hull. Another company, the Klesch Group, is in talks to take on the contracts. Claire Ashforth reports.

Community Unions chair: I thought everything was on the up

The chair of the Community Unions says the proposed sale of Tata Steel took him by surprise as he was under the impression the business was doing well and improving.

Paul McBean told ITV Calendar that the company looked set to make a profit this year, making the news that Tata were considering a sale even more shocking:

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