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The Planners Are Coming

About the Show

About the Show

Tune in for this fiery, funny and touching fly-on-the-wall documentary series that goes behind the scenes of local council planning departments. Nothing evokes more emotion than when the environment in which you live is threatened with change and the planning office staff can appear as heroes or villains in equal measure. The Planners Are Coming follows the trials and tribulations of councils' officers in planning, building control and planning enforcement. Every day brings new challenges from cheeky extension plans which would deprive a neighbour of their natural light to the illegally built granny flat at the end of someone's garden which the planning enforcement officers are going to have demolished. From the upsetting question of positioning mobile phone masts to the thorny issue of large-scale residential development; from jaw-dropping breaches of planning consent to outrageous cases of landlords renting beds in sheds; each episode features a range of emotionally-charged stories.

 
 

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