Archive | July, 2008

revised spp3 on housing

The Scottish Government has just published its new statement on how planners should help meet the government’s target of 35,000 new homes per year by the middle of the next decade – the revised SPP3 (Scottish Planning Policy 3). Lots of good material in there, much of which links with other government policy and advice: […]

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credit crunch = sustainable development?

For years there has been a divergence of thinking amongst built environment professions and the public about how new residential developments should look: suburban style 1970s and 1980s cul-de-sacs based on road layouts designed for cars, or denser walkable neighbourhoods with grid-style street patterns. Many planners and urban designers have been arguing for years that […]

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