How Liverpool encourages development through online planning

Under recently re-elected mayor Joe Anderson, Liverpool has taken an innovative approach to development, including offering derelict houses for £1 to people willing to renovate and live in them for five years. And the council has split its online planning service into versions for householders and for businesses, to encourage both groups to take part in developing the city.

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