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Rebuilding the house of planning

Words: Simon Wicks

As local authorities adapt to cuts and a policy shift towards economic grwoth, some are discovering new ways of working and a fresh sense of purpose, finds Simon Wicks

“Planning is at a crossroads,” says Mike Harris. The RTPI’s deputy head of policy and research cites a study of local authority planning teams in north west England published by the Institute and Arup in autumn 2015. The research (see box – Striving, surviving) found that planning teams had lost around a third of staff to cuts since 2010.The majority of authorities had restructured their........
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