The Planning System

Discussion questions:______ask and answer

1. We have a housing crisis in Britain. Should it be made easier for developers to build new homes by removing planning restrictions?


2. Should large areas of green such a golf courses and national parks, large gardens be used to accommodate new homes or should these be built exclusively on brownfield sites?


3. Do you think that the planning system is fair both to developers and residents who may be affected by developments?


4. Have you ever taken part in a planning campaign? If so, describe it. Did you win?


5. Where does the power lie in your country in planning decisions? With the government? With local councils? With developers? With bankers? With ordinary citizens?


6. Do you think that car-free housing is a good idea as part of a sustainable transport policy in areas where there is good public transport?


7. What is your attitude to building tower blocks?


-----© Ted Power