New planning framework

After fearing the worst countryside campaigners in the Anglia region are cautiously welcoming far-reaching changes in planning law.

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MP's campaign to save pubs

Cambridge MP Julian Huppert has called on the Government to "tweak" planning laws to protect independent shops and pubs.

The Liberal Democrat MP introduced his own Parliamentary Bill which would give greater powers to councils when deciding on planning issues.

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Colchester town centre set for revamp

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Colchester town centre Credit: ITV Anglia

Future plans for Colchester town centre will go on display to the public tomorrow.

It's a chance for people to see how investments will be spent in the town on things like new buildings, public spaces, and transport.

They also include visuals for the new bus station which should be completed by the end of 2012. Colchester Borough Councils consultation on the Better Town Centre Plan will run until Friday 27th July.

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