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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 fascinate 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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  • making the most of digital engagement

    making the most of digital engagement

    There's been a lot of talk about online engagement in planning since lockdown started in March, much of it focussing on the use of web platforms for public Pre-Application Consultation on planning applications and Local Development Plan consultations. The Scottish Government's flexibility in allowing online consultation in these statutory contexts has been widely welcomed to […]

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