ER41 Industry perceptions of medium-density consenting issues, challenges and suggested solutions (September 2019)
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
|Publication date||1 September 2019|
|Author||Verney Ryan, Bill Smith and Rachel Foster|