Rescaling of planning, including the interface with economic development

Pugalis, Lee and Townsend, Alan (2013) Rescaling of planning, including the interface with economic development. In: Spatial Planning and the New Localism. Taylor & Francis, London, pp. 104-121. ISBN 9780415683807

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Following the installation of a UK Coalition Government in 2010, ways of governing the spatial organization of development have undergone far-reaching change in England. Within a context of austerity following the abolition of regional policy machinery, and an onerous national target framework, localities are entering a new phase of incentivized development. Consequently, local planning authorities are having to transfer part of their focus from government’s ‘top-down’ requirements, as they come to embrace more adequately ‘bottom-up’ neighbourhood scale plans. Analysing the path of change, especially at the interface between planning and economic development, the paper draws attention to the dilemmas arising from these crucial scale shifts, and explores the potential of sub-national governance entities—Local Enterprise Partnerships— to help resolve the strategic co-ordination of planning.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: First published in the special issue of Planning Practice and Research journal, Spatial Planning and the New Localism.
Subjects: K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
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Depositing User: Lee Pugalis
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2012 15:22
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 22:30

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