Why developers fear that the ministerial call for more 'pragmatic' plan examinations will lower the soundness bar

A letter from the housing secretary advising inspectors to be more "pragmatic" when examining local plans has prompted concerns from some in the development sector that inadequate strategies could be "waved through", but other commentators expect it will make little practical difference.

by Colin Marrs
Housing secretary James Brokenshire (pic: Getty)
Housing secretary James Brokenshire (pic: Getty)

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