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Plans submitted for first phases of 1,400-home Rochester scheme

Plans submitted for first phases of 1,400-home Rochester scheme

A hybrid planning application has been submitted for up to 489 homes which would form the initial phases of a 1,400-home regeneration project at Rochester in Kent.

Plans unveiled for new 12,500-seat Gateshead entertainment venue

Plans unveiled for new 12,500-seat Gateshead entertainment venue

Plans have been revealed for a new 12,500-seat entertainment arena, conference and exhibition centre on a four-hectare brownfield site on the banks of the River Tyne at Gateshead.

Latest Regeneration Comment

Regeneration with safety designed in, by Graeme Bell

The worst of a few has brought out the best in many. As stories of bravery and self-sacrifice in the teeth of the terrorist attacks in London emerge, so the tribute candles flicker, flowers wilt, all are cleared and life goes on. As, of course, it must.

Return of urban renewal as mayors dodge tough calls, by Joey Gardiner

It's now nearly two decades since architect Richard Rogers started the study that produced the concept of urban renaissance.

Respect renewal areas' existing communities, by Chris Brown

I recently watched two films with placemaking themes. The first was Citizen Jane, the story of community activist Jane Jacobs' successful 1960s campaign against New York city planner Robert Moses' proposals for the destruction of Manhattan through large-scale demolition. The second, A Moving Image, based on the Reclaim the Streets protests in Brixton in 1998, asked intelligent questions about gentrification.

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