Austerity has compromised council planners' public interest goals, RTPI study finds

Whitehall's austerity programme has reduced local authority planners' ability to serve the public interest and has meant councils are increasingly adopting "aggressively pro-development stances" to attract funding, according to a study conducted by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and Newcastle University.

by Mark Wilding
Concerns: RTPI chief executive Victoria Hills
Concerns: RTPI chief executive Victoria Hills

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