The implications of tightened planning rules for removing controversial statues

Government moves to make it harder for councils to remove historic statues and memorials will mean planners making “political” and “moral” judgments, experts claim, while a requirement to notify the secretary of state when such situations arise is likely to create more work for local authority planning teams.

by David Blackman
The statue of Edward Colston being recovered from Bristol harbour (Pic: Getty)
The statue of Edward Colston being recovered from Bristol harbour (Pic: Getty)

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