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page 5 LEADERS Planning and delivery are related but not synonymous; Calling for the ‘Golden Thread’ 9 PICTURE FEATURE The oldest skate spot in the world set for revival

WHY THE OXFORD-CAMBRIDGE ARC MATTERS FOR LONDON’S CITY REGION – Jesse Honey and Tom Venables page 19

10 OPINIONS Housing | Julia Park 11 Life in the civil service | Sherin Aminossehe 12 The draft London Plan | Kim Vernau 13 The mayor and developers | Paul Finch 14 Green belt | Jay Das 15 Permitted devlopment offices-to-homes | Martin Tett 17 Small builders | Hank Dittmar 18 Architecture | Tchaik Chassay 19 Strategic planning | Jesse Honey and Tom Venables 20 Safer streets | Esha Banwait 21 Renting and community | Steve Edge 22 ANDY ROGERS Saying what you mean is not always the same as meaning what you say 24 BRIEFING Draft revisions to the NPPF – Indigo Planning 28 PLANNING PERFORMANCE Applications made and decided little changed; commercial permissions down nine per cent

NEIL PARKYN – TRANSPORTS OF DELIGHT page 32

32 NEIL PARKYN Transports of delight 27 LETTERS From Grant Lipton, co-founder of Great Marlborough Estates; Peter Eversden MBE, chairman, London Forum of Amenity and Civic Societies; Andrew Rogers, chairman Association of Consultant Architects Planning Action Group 34 BRIEFING THE DRAFT NEW LONDON PLAN DISSECTED Peter Eversden 37 CLIPBOARD 41 ¡PILLO! 42 LONDON PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT FORUM Planning in an Age of Uncertainty

A MAGIC ROUNDABOUT FOR OLD STREET Competition entry by Es Devlin – CLIPBOARD page 37

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