Archives for January 15th, 2010

OFSTED SAYS CREATIVE LEARNING CAN BOOST SCHOOL STANDARDS

Headlines, PublicNet: 15 January, 2010

School standards can be improved by using creative approaches to learning according to an Ofsted report today but the inspectors stress that teachers must have secure knowledge of their subjects and say careful planning is vital. The report also points to the need for good leadership if creative approaches are to be effective.

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SHAKE UP FOR REGENERATION BODIES SEES MORE LOCAL PLANNING CONTROL

Headlines, PublicNet: 15 January, 2010

More local control over planning is included in new arrangements to drive regeneration in London and Thurrock Thames Gateways and West Northamptonshire after a review of Urban Development Corporations. The changes aim to provide stronger partnerships between Government and local authorities.

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URBAN EXTENSIONS –PLANNING AND PARTICIPATION

Features, PublicNet: 15 January, 2010

By Michael Carley and Rosalind Bayley

Planning policy and new legislation are creating new development frameworks to help meet the burgeoning need for quality new housing in sustainable communities. But the reality is that delay and growing complexity continue to hinder progress. The authors describe their real life experience and call for better co-ordination between planning activities in the public and private sectors.

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