Planning policy

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We’ve done it before, others do it now – a national housing plan is not beyond our wit | Rowan Moore
The powers that created new towns can be used to build homes just where they’re needed

Rowan Moore

15, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Street votes on England planning rules ‘will not increase affordable housing’
CPRE says mini-referendums to approve bigger extensions will make homes less affordable

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

11, May, 2022 @12:10 PM

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The Queen’s speech 2022: what was in it and what it means
Analysis: The bills included on the government’s agenda for the year and what their aims are

Peter Walker Political correspondent

10, May, 2022 @12:08 PM

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Let me introduce you to the plan for London’s latest eyesore – the slab | Simon Jenkins
For 15 years outsize developments have been making a mess of the Thames – and this South Bank scheme is among the worst, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

06, May, 2022 @10:56 AM

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The Flanders phenomenon: how Belgian buildings went from joke to genius
Once derided as ‘the ugliest country in the world’, Belgium now has some of the greatest public architecture on Earth, from sculptural water silos to bombastic port HQs. What happened?

Oliver Wainwright

28, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Eden Project founder loses planning battle for education centre in Cornwall
Tim Smit’s Gillyflower Farm horticulture, agronomy and cookery project hit by hundreds of objections

Steven Morris

15, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Sandy Bannerman obituary
Architect planner who helped create the new town of Craigavon in Northern Ireland in the 1960s

Elain Harwood

11, Apr, 2022 @4:44 PM

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York divided over plan for new ‘Roman quarter’ (hotel and 153 flats included)
Bid to fill underground visitor centre in complex with artefacts not even dug up yet shocks archaeologists

James Tapper

10, Apr, 2022 @5:45 AM

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Eyesores or treasures? Modernist buildings still divide communities | Letters
Letters: The best 20th-century architecture deserves gentle conservation, writes Catherine Croft, while Garth Groombridge says modernism failed to understand how people want to live. Plus a letter from Bob Caldwell

Letters

04, Apr, 2022 @4:34 PM

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We trash our modernist heritage on a whim: why is Britain so in thrall to the wrecking ball? | Owen Hatherley
Between destruction and conservation there must be a middle ground – perhaps a new life – for these eminent buildings, says author Owen Hatherley

Owen Hatherley

31, Mar, 2022 @5:00 AM

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London mayor threatens legal action over minister’s veto on housing plan
TfL exploring options after transport secretary blocks planned development on tube station car park

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

27, Mar, 2022 @1:09 PM

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Rollercoasters v water voles: ‘Disney-on-Thames’ plan could devastate wildlife
Proposed theme park the size of 136 Wembleys will threaten protected species and local jobs, say campaigners

Robin McKie

26, Mar, 2022 @2:00 PM

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