Planners 'need major retraining to write design codes'

Planners would need a "major retraining programme" to be able to write design codes as part of a proposed Whitehall push to roll out such guidelines across the country, an adviser to a government commission on improving design quality has suggested.

by John Geoghegan and Joey Gardiner
Design quality: Maggie's Centre for cancer care in Hammersmith, London, the 2009 RIBA Stirling Prize winner. Pic: Getty Images
Design quality: Maggie's Centre for cancer care in Hammersmith, London, the 2009 RIBA Stirling Prize winner. Pic: Getty Images

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