Planning in a Failing State: Reforming Spatial Governance in England

John Sturzaker (Editor), Olivier Sykes (Editor), Richard Dunning, Tom Moore, Alexander Nurse , Alex Lord, Mark Smith, Manuela Madeddu, Sebastian Dembski , Phil O'Brien , Richard Cowell, Thomas Fischer, Urmila Thakur, Chia-Lin Chen

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This topical, edited collection analyses the state of the planning system in England and offers a robust, evidence-based review of over a decade of change since the Conservative-led coalition government came to power. With a critique of ongoing planning reforms by the UK government, the book argues that the planning system is often blamed for a range of issues caused by ineffective policy making by government.
Including chapters on housing, localism, design, zoning and the consequences of Brexit for environmental planning, the contributors unpick a complicated set of recent reforms and counter the claims of the think-tank-led assault on democratic planning.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages202
ISBN (Electronic)978-1447365068
ISBN (Print)978-1447365044
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2023


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