### architectsjournal.co.uk Jan 4, 2010
Minister announces new town centre development guidance
By Simon Hogg
Housing and planning minister John Healey has announced an overhaul of the planning system to prioritising town centre shops over out of town developments.
The revamped system will give town hall planners ‘the tools they need to boost business growth and provide new safeguards for town centres and local markets,’ said Healey, who revealed the new guidance on a visit to Doncaster on 30 December.
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