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27 Nov 2013
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A new office development is to take place in central Worcester, with 500 new jobs – but not a single car parking space.

The employers, social housing firm Sanctuary Group, have instead promised to improve cycling and walking in the area. The development will be on Farrier Street, running just west of Foregate Street in the city centre.

The Worcester News reports that, although some councillors were sceptical that there wouldn’t be parking issues, other members of the planning committee pointed out “it’s up to people to travel in a sustainable way”.

Sanctuary will now discuss a financial package with Worcestershire County Council to pay for cycling and walking improvements.

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