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How We Did It: Drawing up a local heritage list

How We Did It: Drawing up a local heritage list

Volunteers in Kent have helped prepare a local list protecting heritage assets for their district council, reports David Dewar

Exceptional properties: What impact has the so-called 'Gummers Law' had on decision makers?

Exceptional properties: What impact has the so-called 'Gummers Law' had on decision makers?

In 1997, a controversial new planning policy was introduced that allowed new homes in the countryside to be built providing they were of outstanding architectural quality. Two decades on, David Dewar examines the impact of so-called 'Gummer's Law'.

Planning Awards Preview: Award Contenders

Planning Awards Preview: Award Contenders

With the Planning Awards only days away, we take a closer look at some of the shortlisted entries in the second of two preview articles.

How we did it: Planning for older people's housing

How we did it: Planning for older people's housing

A Dorset council has introduced several different policies to help provide for its ageing population, reports John Geoghegan.


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