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01/10/2013

Growing concerns

Words: Huw Morris
Wooden houses © Hitandrun Media

Latest research claims that nearly 400,000 homes with planning permission have yet to be built. Councils argue the figure shows planning is not holding back growth. House builders beg to differ. The Planner crunches the numbers

It’s a perennial argument that cuts to the heart of the planning system’s effectiveness. Is planning a barrier to growth? Is it playing its part in promoting and encouraging investment locally? Or is this yet another case of lies, damned lies and statistics?
 
This debate was reignited last month when new research by the Local Government Association (LGA) was publ.....Sign Up or Login to read full article
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