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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT SEES RED OVER LURID HIGH STREETS

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Planning authorities are being urged to set up 'colour advisory groups' to set colour guidelines for the appearance...
Planning authorities are being urged to set up 'colour advisory groups' to set colour guidelines for the appearance of towns and cities, The Independent reports (p5).

Landscape architect Michael Lancaster says that many of Britain's high streets are a visual mess of lurid shades, inflicting 'colour pollution' on those who live and work there.

In his book, Colourscape, Lancaster says: 'Commercial interests have gained the upper hand and this has been without reference to colour'. He told the paper that schools were partly to blame, for not teaching enough awareness of architecture and the impact of colour in modern environments.
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