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Convention 2017: Into the limelight

Words: Simon Wicks

Speakers: Niall Cussen, principal adviser, planning, Department for Housing, Community and Local Government, Ireland; Neil Hemington MRTPI, head of planning division, Welsh Government; Fiona McCandless MRTPI, chief planner, Northern Ireland; John McNairney MRTPI, chief planner, Scottish Government 

Chair: Sue Bridge MRTPI, Sue Bridge Consultancy

Session title: Ask the chief planners

How do the UK’s planning systems deliver inclusivity? asked the chair. The responses revealed consensus among the UK’s chief planners (minus England’s Steve Quartermain, on government business), though each had different tools at their disposal.

Ireland’s Niall Cussen said Ireland’s planning system was instrumental in tackling a housing crisis, and that the e.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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