Friday, 15 August 2008

Ecotown plans are not sustainable

John Anderson, Martin Bradshaw, Stephen Byrne, John Collins and 10 other former presidents of the Royal Town Planning Institute write:

As a development model, the ecotown is to be welcomed. However, as former presidents of the Royal Town Planning Institute, we hold serious reservations about the way in which sites for these developments have been promoted (Germaine Greer, G2, August 11). Some of the proposed ecotowns derive from a clear planning process, but others represent an undermining of planning policy at both regional and local level. Some have simply provided excuses for landowners to reintroduce tired schemes that have already been rejected within a legitimate planning process. It is our view that this approach is wrong. Click for more...

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