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We live our lives through places. They shape how we live, they give us memories, and they bear witness to the major events of our lives. Little wonder, then, that changing places can be so charged and controversial...more

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From the nooks and crannies of inner cities to unspoilt coasts and mountains, places fascinates me. So does how we shape them. In Britain, there are few places that are untouched by humanity....more

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Planning is the art of making good places. It involves managing change, but it should not just be regarded as simply to stop things – the common view of what planning has become. Good planning should also be...more

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  • exam time for Councillors!

    exam time for Councillors!

    Councillor training on planning is back on the agenda, more than ever before. The draft Planning Bill published this week proposes: compulsory planning training for Councillors an examination for any Councillors involved in planning decisions At face value, those proposals are a pretty strong indictment. Improvement is needed. But are Councillors really that bad at […]

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