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In search of Skeffington

Words: Jeff Bishop

On the 50th anniversary of the landmark People and Planning report, Jeff Bishop goes in search of Skeffington in the modern-day planning landscape

A New Hope The year is 1969, 50 years ago. Concorde has just had its maiden flight, ‘The Troubles’ in Northern Ireland are starting, the voting age has been lowered from 21 to 18, and a government committee led by Arthur Skeffington MP has just produced People and Planning, a report on ‘public participation’ in plan-making.What we now call the Skeffington Report is something today’s........
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