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


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


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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  • Local Place Plans | Scottish Government research

    Local Place Plans | Scottish Government research

    Local Place Plans - one of the provisions of the new Scottish planning system - are the subject of much uncertainty in the world of Scottish planning. Have they started yet? What will they look like? How will they relate to Local Development Plans and other plans? Who will prepare them? Who will pay for them? […]

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