An effective planning system is critical to control the quality and value of our built environment. Yet for investors, it can be a minefield.
“It’s very hard to explain the process to an external observer, as it’s the result of years of managing a relatively small island with a limited amount of land,” says David Henry, director, planning, at Savills.
The National Planning Policy Framework provides a broad statement of intent, yet the system is judgemental rather than prescriptive and there can be considerable disparity…
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