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Development Inc.: The return of development corporations?

Words: Mark Smulian

Could a proposal for a development corporation to deliver the Oxford-Cambridge arc lead to a new age of such bodies managing largescale developments? Mark Smulian wonders where local authorities fit into the mix

It is not often that a well-known planning consultant says localism “does not work”, that national planning “is mired in delay and scandals” and calls for a development corporation to take on the delivery of a million new homes and infrastructure in a rapidly growing area.

Nor is it often suggested that such a corporation should avoid recruiting staff from local authority planning.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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