Another interesting example of the availability (or not) of facilities for all occupiers of a development.  This is a difficult conversation on many sites - the artificial separation of access benefits few, but there does need to be an open and frank exploration of the advantages of maintaining a genuinely affordable service charge versus the cost of providing often quite costly on-site facilities.

We are increasingly seeing politicians (and by extension, planning officers) seeking to deal with this issue through planning obligations.  Whether planning is the right regime, or s106s are a suitable tool, is up for debate.  What is important is grasping this nettle to ensure vibrant and inclusive communities are created through the development process.