It has been a hot week for Government announcements on planning, or at least trailing their latest potential proposals! But what sort of reboot does the politics of planning really need? Is it system or operator failure and what role does partisan and short-term politics play?
For this latest edition, we were delighted to welcome back Tom Martin of Quatro, along with Andrew Carter from Centre for Cities and Catriona Riddell of the TCPA, hot on the heels of the latters’ latest publications on this very challenge. Leadership to protect local decision-making, zonal planning, positive plan-making processes, the economics of homeownership and the excess of local governance were all debated and some interesting thoughts put forward in advance of the impending Planning Whitepaper reforms! Well worth a listen to challenge your thinking on what Planning needs right now!