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Surf's up

Antipodean planning officers have come in for a lot of flak recently, but Proctor Matthews has found that they have their advantages. When the practice’s Andrew Matthews presented a scheme with a lozenge-shaped green roof to an Australian planning officer in Tower Hamlets, he received the response ‘It looks like a surfboard – I like it,’ and the project sailed through planning.

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