Consideration of diversity should be at the heart of planning activities. That is the key message in this good practice guide which shows how planners can take account of the planning needs of a diverse population in their policies and practices.
This guide should help planners to better understand the important role that planning can play in supporting the Government’s commitment to tackling disadvantage by reviving the most deprived neighbourhoods, reducing social exclusion, and supporting society’s most vulnerable groups. It should help local authorities to achieve Best Value, which requires that in providing their services, they should be responsive to the needs of citizens.
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