Planning helps to shape the places where people live and work but all too often it is unfairly characterised as a barrier to growth and an obstacle to progress.
The RTPI aims to dispel these and other myths about planning, in a campaign launched today.
We are keen to set the record straight, bust the myths that have grown up around planning, and emphasise the true value of proper planning.
To kick start the campaign, we have issued a news release and a myth-busting paper detailing some of the myths that have grown up around planning and present the evidence to refute them.
1. The default response to a planning application is no
2. Planning is slow
3. Planning is costly
4. Planning is a drag on economic growth
5. Planning forces house prices up
For more information about the myths, download our myth-busting paper.
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