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What we know about beauty commission chair Sir Roger Scruton's views on planning and design

What we know about beauty commission chair Sir Roger Scruton's views on planning and design

Sir Roger Scruton, the controversial chair of a new government commission looking to improve beauty in the built environment, is sceptical about contemporary architecture but a supporter of a strong planning system.

How we did it: Aligning plans to manage homes growth

How we did it: Aligning plans to manage homes growth

Two councils in the East of England dovetailed local plans to manage a strong growth agenda, Colin Marrs reports.

How ministers' proposed new freedom to demolish offices for homes could play out

How ministers' proposed new freedom to demolish offices for homes could play out

Developers are showing a keen appetite for the government's proposed permitted development right allowing the demolition of commercial buildings for homes, but practitioners say council concerns are likely to prompt a complicated prior approval process.

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