Cumbersome UK planning process delays retail development — Retail Week study

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planningAn underfunded and overcomplicated planning process is holding up the development of UK shopping centers and supermarkets, costing retailers valuable trading time. Retail Week’s Ben Cooper asks how the system could be made more efficient.

For the biggest projects, such as a retail-led urban regeneration scheme, a developer can be looking at up to 10 years from conception to completion and half of this might be spent on the planning.

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