Planning policy

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Manchester city council’s new leader vows to prioritise women’s safety
Bev Craig says too much urban planning has been ‘male-led’, making public spaces feel less safe

Helen Pidd North of England editor

01, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Developers challenged over carbon footprint of new buildings in UK
Critics say retrofitting rather than demolishing and constructing buildings has less climate impact

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

28, Nov, 2021 @2:41 PM

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Opportunity knocks for Michael Gove – but will he take it? | Simon Jenkins
The keys to No 10 may be the reward if the ‘levelling up’ secretary can give new hope to the north, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

26, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Planning legislation must be amended to protect countryside | Letter
Letters: Ros Coward says ministers should prioritise brownfield development and pay attention to Save Kent’s Green Spaces, a day of action on Sunday


22, Nov, 2021 @5:18 PM

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Dark roofs to be banned in NSW, planning minister says
A light coloured roof could reduce temperatures inside the home by up to 10C during a heatwave, UNSW research shows

Anne Davies and Elias Visontay

17, Nov, 2021 @7:06 AM

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‘I have to move my bike to get to the fridge’ – the UK boom in microflats
From rentals the size of a tiny hotel room to Barratt’s pocket-sized new-builds, the market is expanding

Julia Kollewe

15, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Government throws out plans for 305-metre Tulip tower in London
Decision welcomed by Historic England, which said building would have been ‘visually intrusive’ and ‘highly incongruous’

Julia Kollewe

11, Nov, 2021 @3:54 PM

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Battle of Culloden is being fought anew … against an army of house developers
Site where Bonnie Prince Charlie led the Jacobite uprising of 1746 under threat from property development

Robin McKie

06, Nov, 2021 @3:00 AM

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Where did I find the rudest jogger ever? In a new development for the super-rich | Zoe Williams
Battersea power station has become a plastic playground, and it has all kinds of ways – architectural and personal – to make someone feel small, writes Guardian columnist Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

25, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Tory MPs back plan to give people a vote on new housing in their areas
Steve Baker and Greg Smith believe local decision-making will encourage public to see benefits of development

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

24, Oct, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Michael Gove to push homebuilding in the north of England
New levelling up secretary to refocus planning proposals in favour of less developed regions

Heather Stewart, Rowena Mason and Jessica Elgot

06, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Historic synagogue wins first round of City planning battle
Permission for 48-storey skyscraper denied but application for second building yet to be considered

Harriet Sherwood

05, Oct, 2021 @4:11 PM

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