New town planners prepare for regeneration and housing push

Written by: Jez Abbott
Published on: 9 Nov 2015

Stevenage council offices A council for one of the post-war new towns is focusing its planning efforts on urban extensions and town-centre regeneration. 

Stevenage Borough Council head of planning and engineering Zayd Al-Jawad told Planning: “Stevenage is looking at completing 7,600 new homes over the next 15 years.

“We have proposed urban extensions and a revitalised and regenerated town centre, which is only a 20-minute train journey away from King’s Cross.

“Regenerating Stevenage is a hot topic and we are working towards local plan adoption and supporting new sustainable development.”

The council is seeking to recruit a principal planning officer to manage project work across the borough.

Al-Jawad said the job will include working with external consultants and briefing and advising senior managers as well as members and the community.

He added: “This is an additional member of staff and the new planning policy officer will work on the local plan and community infrastructure levy consultations and submissions over the next few years.”

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