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ONLINE EVENT: Appealing Design = Does design quality carry weight in planning appeals?

Drawing on an assessment of a sample of over 30 recent planning appeals, this new Place Alliance report reveals that none of these perceptions are any longer true (some never were).


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Press Releases

Find out more about Place Alliance campaigns and our work on place quality issues.

For any media enquiry or interview request please email Victoria Howard, Communications Manager at the Bartlett School of Planning.


Place Alliance in the Press

Savills – Delivering Beauty and the Design Skills Deficit

The delivery of this vision for beauty is reliant on a coordinated response from all in the private and public sector, but do the public sector have the skills to deliver this?  The Place Alliance published a report last week call the ‘Design Deficit’ that reviews the...

Matthew Carmona – The Design Deficit

Matthew Carmona – The Design Deficit

The last comprehensive survey of Design skills in English local authorities noted: “Urban design skills and capacity within local planning authorities are woefully low and declining”  Three years later the Housing Design Audit for England concluded that the design of...