Local Government Magazine | Patricia Moore | June 2018
With councils deep in the throes of their 2018-28 long term plans, Patricia Moore asked four specialists how planning processes are changing and how local authorities and their communities could benefit.
According to Nick Williamson, a senior planning consultant at Align, speeding up council decision-making processes could well relieve some of the pressure. “It doesn’t need to be this way,” he says. “Right now, councils are developing their 2018-2028 Long Term Plans. Within that same timeframe – by 2022 – Elon Musk plans to deliver the first cargo mission to Mars.”