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PPG17 REVISION DEMANDED

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A government select committee report has called for further revisions to PPG17 on sport, open space and recreation. The urban affairs subcommittee said the guidelines needed to recognise the fundamental importance of open space to the government's wider objectives for urban renaissance. It called for an emphasis on the link between planning and management of open space, and clearer guidance on the use of planning obligations to bring about the enhancement of existing open space. In response to criticisms, the government has agreed to revise PPG17 and to wait for the report of the Urban Green Spaces Task Force before it does so.

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