Planning is a political issue – and it’s crucial for our future

Greater investment in the system is essential if politicians are to deliver on their election promises and avoid another boom/bust cycle

2nd February, 2020
Planning is a political issue – and it’s crucial for our future
The new Land Development Agency will need to play a role that is supportive of planning and the delivery of a wide range of housing

Many of the key issues of this general election campaign, such as climate action, sustainable development, public transport and housing, are inextricably linked with planning and planning policy. Professional planners have a significant role to play in delivering on many of the promises that politicians have been making in recent weeks. Some of these are worthwhile and achievable – but it is important that these promises are grounded in reality and realisable.

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