Beware of ‘piecemeal planning by amendment’ under zonal systems, RTPI report warns

Zone-based planning systems can offer advantages to developers and homeowners but have been shown to have shortcomings in other parts of the world, including a potential lack of flexibility and lengthy preparation time, according to a new report from the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

by Gavin McEwan
City with a zonal system: Seattle, Washington - image: Peter Daniel / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
City with a zonal system: Seattle, Washington - image: Peter Daniel / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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