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Convention 2016: The land conundrum

Words: Huw Morris

Session title: Can we ever have a fair deal on land?

Speakers: Joris Scheers, visiting professor at KU Leuven and President ECTP-CEU, Steven Fidgett, head of planning, WYG, Rebecca Sudworth, director of strategy and communications at Peabody

Chair: Professor Tony Crook CBE

Overseas planners know the central role of capturing land value to benefit communities is crucial to development policies.

Joris Scheers, president of the European Council of Spatial Planners and a project manager in the Flanders government, admitted he was “surprised by the power of the market” in the UK. Planners in Belgium and central Europe see the market as “too strong” and c.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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