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ER41 Industry perceptions of medium-density consenting issues, challenges and suggested solutions (September 2019)

Product Description

This research explored with industry the challenges, problems and difficulties with consenting for medium-density development and sought potential solutions to the challenges. Interviews with 15 industry stakeholders were supplemented by a wider industry and council online survey.

Several themes emerged from the interviews and survey:

  • The need for consistency in interpretation of rules, nationally, across council staff and within an application process.
  • The need for clearer guidance and support, led by central government and specific to the medium-density context.
  • Both industry and consenting officers need upskilling.
  • The right people involved in the process can make a huge difference

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Publication date 1 September 2019
Author Verney Ryan, Bill Smith and Rachel Foster
System number ER041