How to avoid public disorder at planning committee meetings

Angry behaviour by residents attending planning meetings - as demonstrated at a recent incident in Camden that generated national headlines - is likely to be generated by tensions over increased housing growth pressures and a feeling of being shut out of decision-making, observers suggest. Better community engagement by councils and developers could be key to avoiding such scenes, they add.

by Ben Kochan
Residents protesting a scheme at a Camden Council planning meeting in September (Pic: Camden New Journal)
Residents protesting a scheme at a Camden Council planning meeting in September (Pic: Camden New Journal)

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