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Restoring democratic planning

We must have new housing and infrastructure, but it remains vitally important that development must benefit those who will have to live with it. Now more than ever, we need to put people at the heart of the planning system.

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Heather in the Quantock Hills AONB, Somerset

Saving beauty for the people

For almost sixty years, they remained oases of tranquillity and inspiration, but our research has revealed that since 2012, there has been a dramatic increase in major housing developments in England’s AONBs

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Recreation and farming in Bath's Green Belt

Why people need the Green Belt

The Green Belt is the ‘countryside next door’ for 30 million people – more than half of England’s population

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Five reasons why we should use brownfield first

Five reasons why we should use brownfield first

We need a brownfield first approach to development, and here’s five reasons why.

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A Victorian process for 21st century rail

A Victorian process for 21st century rail

After 160 days of hearings, more than 1600 petitioners, more than 15,000 exhibits, 13 site…

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