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13/02/2015

There goes the neighbourhood

Words: Gavin Parker

Politicians pay lip-service to the idea of devolving planning down to local people, says Gavin Parker, but uptake of such opportunities by communities so far has been sparse and much more needs to be done

Neighbourhood planning (NP) in England is self-evidently important for the current government’s localism agenda and was launched amid claims that it would radically shift power and control of planning agendas down towards communities

While I argue that NP is in principle a positive advance, subject to necessary modification, the reality is that a far more modest set of outcomes have eme.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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