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22/07/2021

Planning is ‘essential’ to children’s recovery after Covid-19

Words: Huw Morris
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Planners should engage children and young people at an early stage within policies, plans and developments rather than seeing them as an ‘add-on’ later, according to RTPI guidance.

As around 20 per cent of the population in the UK is aged under 16, the guidance says children face numerous challenges directly related to the built environment.These include poor-quality and overcrowded housing, high levels of pollution, limited access to quality green space and opportunities for play, and the impacts of climate change.The guidance recognises that young lives have been........
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