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West Midlands councils appoint planning consultancy to produce regeneration masterplan

West Midlands councils appoint planning consultancy to produce regeneration masterplan

Birmingham City Council and Sandwell Council have appointed a planning consultancy to develop a masterplan as part of its Smethwick to Birmingham corridor regeneration project.

Jenrick backs legal bid to allow online council meetings to continue after 6 May

Jenrick backs legal bid to allow online council meetings to continue after 6 May

The local government secretary Robert Jenrick has announced that the government will back a legal bid to allow councils to continue to host planning committees and other kinds of meetings virtually as there is a "case to be heard".

The challenges raised by government confirmation of the end of virtual planning committees

The challenges raised by government confirmation of the end of virtual planning committees

A decision by ministers not to extend temporary rules allowing virtual planning committees is likely to cause delays and additional cost for councils and applicants, observers have warned.

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