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Have your say on ambitious plan for Worcester’s Shrub Hill Quarter

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The public can now have their say on ambitious plans for the major regeneration of Worcester's Shrub Hill Quarter. A six-week public consultation has been launched into a draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), which sets out proposals for the revamp of the 14-hectare site, including more than 500 new homes, new public spaces, and the capacity...

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Next steps in ambitious plan for Worcester’s Shrub Hill Quarter

How the regenerated Shrub Hill Quarter could look. Image courtesy of AR Urbanism. How the regenerated Shrub Hill Quarter could look. Image courtesy of AR Urbanism.

Ambitious plans for the major regeneration of Worcester's Shrub Hill Quarter are set to be considered by Worcester city councillors. A formal Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) sets out proposals for the revamp of the 14-hectare site, including more than 500 new homes, new public spaces, and the capacity for the creation of up to 5,000 new jobs....

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Worcester joins charity shop gift card scheme

Ann Smith, manager of the St Richard’s Hospice shop in Mealcheapen St in Worcester, and Worcester City Council Joint Leader Cllr Lynn Denham holding Charity Shop Gift Cards. Ann Smith, manager of the St Richard’s Hospice shop in Mealcheapen St in Worcester, and Worcester City Council Joint Leader Cllr Lynn Denham holding Charity Shop Gift Cards.

Worcester residents in need are to be given gift cards for local charity shops to enable them to buy clothes and other essentials. Worcester City Council is working with the national Charity Shop Gift Card scheme to deliver the 'essential items' part of its Discretionary Welfare Assistance Scheme (DWAS), which supports people with immediate financi...

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Action to improve safety of rented homes in Worcester

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Privately rented self-contained flats in converted houses in Worcester are set to be checked to ensure they meet safety standards, including adequate heating and fire safety measures. Housing officers from Worcester City Council are working in five areas of the city to find privately rented homes that have been split into separate flats – know as H...

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Have your say on housing strategy

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Worcester residents are being asked to give their views on a new housing strategy that sets out how the needs of city residents will be met over a 20-year period in Worcester and the wider county. The draft Worcestershire Housing Strategy sets out proposed policies for meeting the future housing needs of people who live in the city and county and a...

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Extra support for Ukrainian guests in Worcester

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 Extra financial support is to be provided to Ukrainian guests and the families who are hosting them in Worcester. The City Council has agreed to use its share of a Government funding pot to help with rising energy bills and the additional costs that Christmas will bring for Ukrainian guests living in the city, among other support. For host fa...

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Consultation starts on South Worcestershire Development Plan Review

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A six-week public consultation has started on a key planning document that will shape the future development of south Worcestershire. The revised South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) allocates land for 13,240 additional new homes and 290.7 hectares of employment land to be delivered by 2041. This will help meet the Government requirement to...

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New timetable for SWDP Review announced

A consultation on a draft of the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) will take place later this year, subject to approval by councillors. The Regulation 19 Publication – effectively a draft of the plan before it is submitted to the Planning Inspectorate – will be published in October when it will be considered by councillors ...

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Delay to publication of revised South Worcestershire Development Plan

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The updated South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) will not be published for consultation in July as scheduled, because work on the key documents relating to development sites and the infrastructure needed to support them is yet to be completed. More time is required to finalise the Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP) which is a crucial eviden...

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