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noun [uncountable] planning pronunciation in American English /ˈplænɪŋ/
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    mainly British the control of building and development in towns, cities, and other areas, especially by local government

    The planning application was agreed by the district council last week.

    New development zones must get approval from urban planning departments.

    See also  town planning

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