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Planning Forum: Thurs 12 April

The next Civic Society event on Thursday 12 April will be the annual Planning Forum on ‘New Settlements: An Alternative Approach to Meeting Housing Demand’.
New settlements have proved their worth elsewhere, by relieving the pressure to find new sites round the edges of existing settlements, and by being large enough to enable a strategic approach to creating the necessary infrastructure. One of the speakers will be Pauline Randall, of Randall Thorp Landscape Architects, who will cover a settlement of this sort at Cambourne in Cambridgeshire.
The other speaker will be Winchester City Council’s Head of Strategic Planning, Jenny Nell, who will cover a northern extension to a new settlement at Whiteley, between Winchester and Fareham.
The meeting will be on Thursday 12 April, at 6.30 p.m., in Salisbury Methodist Church, St Edmund’s Church Street. Doors will open at 6 p.m. It will be free for members, and non-members will be welcome for £2.50 a head.