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Lost worlds: Can planners protect nature from the drive for growth at all costs?

Words: Huw Morris

By most measures, the environment and biodiversity are struggling in the face of a pro-growth agenda. Huw Morris considers a ‘lost decade’ for planning.

Since the Apollo 11 Moon landings or The Beatles’ last public performance, half of the UK’s wildlife has disappeared. It’s a sobering thought. The landmark State of Nature 2016 report, compiled by more than 50 conservation organisations, branded the UK as “among the most nature-depleted countries in the world, with 13 per cent of native species under threat of extinction and 53 per cent in........
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