Call for developers to give public a voice

Developers play an increasingly important role in public life. With councils strapped for cash amid a period of extended austerity, they rely more on developers to fund social housing as well as larger-scale projects. But at the same time, the public has arguably become more suspicious towards them, perceiving developers as profit-driven with little regard for community needs.

As a result, a new report published by the Westminster Property Association, which focuses on how developers can appear more trustworthy, is timely. The WPA is a membership group for property owners, investors and developers. Its report, Building