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Inspectors provide update on SWDP Review process

Inspectors scrutinising the South Worcestershire Development Plan Review have provided an update to the three South Worcestershire Councils on their progress. The Plan was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for independent scrutiny towards the end of last year, a process known as examination. Dates for public hearings to provide inspectors with...

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Worcester's new election boundaries approved by Parliament

Changes to the electoral ward boundaries for Worcester City Council have been given their final approval in Parliament and will be in place for the local elections on 2 May 2024. Under the changes, there will continue to be 35 councillors on Worcester City Council, but they will be divided across 16 wards instead of the current 15. Three of those w...

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Council makes Compulsory Purchase Order for route linking St Martin’s Quarter and Shrub Hill

Worcester City Council has published a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) to acquire land required to create a new pedestrian and cycling route between Pheasant Street and Shrub Hill Station. The new five-metre wide pathway will start opposite the Asda car park and run across Padmore Street and the existing Cromwell Street bridge over the canal. It wi...

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

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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Temporary closure at busy Worcester car park for tree removal

A busy Worcester city centre car park is set to close for half a day next week so that a diseased tree at its entrance can be safely removed. The 110-space King Street car park, off Sidbury, will be closed on the morning of Wednesday 7 February until 1pm. No cars will be allowed to enter the car park after 11.59pm the night before. The closure is t...

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Worcester awarded funding to revamp football facilities

People living in Worcester are set to benefit from fresh investment into local football facilities thanks to a £600,000 grant from the Premier League, The FA and the Government's Football Foundation. The investment of an additional £200,000 by Worcester City Council from its own funds will enable the creation of a brand new 3G all-weather pitch on ...

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

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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Revealed: Studio plans for Scala arts venue

Exciting visuals for the Scala's studio layout have been released, giving a glimpse of what the new Worcester arts venue will offer, subject to planning permission being granted. The designs show three multi-use studios, currently named The Stage, The Screen, and The Box, as well as a café that can provide additional performance space, and foyer an...

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Planning application for Worcester’s new arts venue is in

The planning application for Worcester's new Scala arts venue has been submitted, setting out an ambitious vision for a new performance and creativity hub in the heart of the city. The City Council has drawn up a revised scheme to revive the historic Scala and Corn Exchange buildings in Angel Street, following extensive consultation with stakeholde...

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Have your say on plans for Gillam St community space

Local residents are being asked for their views on proposed improvements to a green space and multi-use games area (MUGA) in Worcester's Arboretum. Worcester City Council has drawn up plans for a revamp of the community space on the corner of Gillam Street and Green Lane, including relining the ball court, new bike stands and improvements to hedges...

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