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LONDON-The Government has rejected calls for further restrictions on the development of tall buildings.

The influential Environment Select Committee had called for a separate national policy on the development of tall buildings, a move that many believe would have restricted development.

But planning minister Lord Rooker rejected the recommendation. He said there was already a substantial body of policy guidance and good practice advice relevant to tall buildings.

The minister added: “Planning policy guidance should not be a straitjacket. Tall buildings need to be considered in their specific context. We don’t think having one policy for all tall buildings would work – or help.”

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