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Councils may have to manage the abandonment of urban areas prone to floods, a report has said. ...
Councils may have to manage the abandonment of urban areas prone to floods, a report has said.

The Office of Science and Technology said long-standing planning policies favouring development on brownfield sites may need to be reversed, as brownfield sites tend to be in flood plains.

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Strategic planning for 14-19 year olds' education should be put in the hands of councils, the Local Government Association has said.

It argued in a report, Transforming learning, building skills, that education for this group was a jumble of funding streams and inspection regimes.

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