We’d dig ourselves a deep hole if we took politics out of planning

heathrow

Democracy is much more complicated. It is fractious. It can be tortuously slow to arrive at decisions. It can be extremely frustrating to men with grand plans. Thank goodness for that. As Winston Churchill said, democracy is the worst form of government – except for all the other ones.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/05/planning-policy-major-infrastructure-heathrow-fracking-democracy