What are the challenges of planning which include and excludes “the public interest”? To what extent can/should planning be centred on “the public interest”?
I find that the public interest does nothing but cause problems in the process of decision making. The community consists of various stakeholders each with a different view and opinion. Would excluding the public interest result in a positive or negative outcome? Does the public interest even exist? If so is that saying we have universal values?
How would planning be if we excluded the public interest?
I am wondering what it would be like as many decisions made in my community are biased, unreasonable and uneducated. If planners are the experts, like how Doctors are the experts, why can't we just listen to the planners and not second guess them?
Would communitys benefit from the public interest being excluded in planning issues?