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‘New Skeffington’ needed to restore planning's democratic purpose

Words: Simon Wicks

The planning system needs 'fundamental reform' of its approach to public participation, including a 'new Skeffington' and a 'focused agency' to oversee public involvement in planning.

Moreover, planners themselves need to become “neo-advocates" for the profession, supporting communities to become “co-owners” of a system that is alienating them, argued Professor Gavin Parker FRTPI at the ninth annual RTPI Nathaniel Lichfield Lecture last night.

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