ANALYSIS: Gummer on ... why public input is crucial to the planning process

Just as the planning bill gives new definition to public consultation, along comes a salutary tale from Suffolk. Giving a community a new primary school, when the old one was hopelessly overcrowded, has landed Suffolk County Council in a real scrape. Woodbridge County Primary School is situated in the town centre, just off the thriving high street. Its siting is valued by many traders because parents can drop off their children and then go to the shops. Indeed, this is the sort of position for a school in a market town that ought to delight a planner.

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