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  • Garden cities of... tomorrow?

    • 27th September 2011
    • By Rob Cowan
    • 2

    Just when you thought that the government hated planning, up jumps housing and local government minister Grant Shapps to call for the building of garden cities.

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  • Planning isn’t brain surgery

    • 26th September 2011
    • By Rob Cowan
    • 1

    Furore in the planning profession about the Lib Dem communities minister Andrew Stunell’s declaration that ‘planning isn’t brain surgery’. How dare he?

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  • Eco-town blues

    • 23rd September 2011
    • By Rob Cowan
    • 1

    Remember eco-towns? With due fanfare Gordon Brown announced a programme of building them in 2007 in the early days of his premiership as a Big Idea, and forgot it, probably, two minutes after he had left the press conference.

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  • NIMBYs, Barbour-jacketed leftists and us

    Exciting times: the planning system may be in for a few years of utter confusion before sanity prevails.

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