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TROUBLE IN THE VALLEYS

Welsh architecture risks becoming the 'design orphan of the UK' unless an independent commission for architecture and design is set up immediately, the Institute of Welsh Affairs warned last week. In a report written by a working group of architects, planners and surveyors, the Institute called on the Welsh Development Agency to appoint advisers on procuring better architecture and for the assembly's environment secretary, Sue Essex, to commit to raising design standards. The report ...

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