There’s an argument for more deterministic planning – taking the guesswork out of it. Planning should create plans not just processes. We have clearly defined processes but uncertain physical and spatial plans. Too much is left to individual actors.
More determinisitic planning, it is argued, will be to the benefit of investors, operators and end users: removing significant uncertainty in the planning process, allowing greater predictability about resource requirements, energy needs, waste production, transport patterns and, above all, human interaction.