What should be strategic? Can the Urban Task Force change the government's belief that design is not a strategic issue?
The Greater London Assembly Bill, published just before Christmas, seeks to establish the powers of London's new mayor - powers intended to be emulated across the country in due course. At its last meeting, the London Planning and Development Forum was able to debate the bill, assisted by the head of planning at the Government Office for London, Joyce Bridges, and two of the possible mayoral candidates.
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