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Arthur Gelling

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  • Comment on: Emma Dent Coad: ‘Grenfell changed everything forever’

    Arthur Gelling's comment 15 June, 2018 11:08 am

    I agree with the general sentiment, but do feel it is unfair to blame the "overpaid planning consultants": They are responding to a policy and regulatory environment which encourages the extraction of maximum profit. Until the deficiencies in policy and regulation are taken seriously, profiteering will remain. Until Local Government services are relocalised (instead of outsourced) there will be limited understanding of local conditions by consultants on all sides who are shipped in. Until Local Government is resourced and enabled to make the proposals rather than merely react to proposals by others, they will remain unable to properly serve their commmunities.

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