Tanner on ... best models for town layouts to ease congestion

A recent ODPM report (Planning, 31 October, p4) claims that the idea of polycentric urban development is beginning to influence planning policy in the UK, four years after the European Spatial Development Perspective, which enshrined the idea, was endorsed by the EU's member countries. I think not. Centralism is too deeply ingrained in UK land-use and transport planning, officially endorsed by the ubiquitous sequential tests and lack of enthusiasm for new settlements.

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