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Planner Live Online: Planners should be at the centre of recovery, conference hears

Words: Simon Wicks

Planners are essential to support social and economic recovery post-Covid by guiding the long-term, sustainable development of neighbourhoods, towns and cities.

Local plans are necessary to provide a coherent framework for development that is attuned to local needs and agreed following consultation with local people. Moreover, planners’ skills may be critical to knitting together the different sectors and disciplines that can drive recovery within this locally agreed framework.

That was the broad conclusion of one of the final sessions of