This accessible textbook offers the first critical introduction to the UK's urban and rural planning policy. Andrew Gilg explains and evaluates policy development at each of the key stages:Objectives: What is the aim of planning in the UK?Methods: How appropriate is UK planning legislation?Procedures: How effective are the planning organizations and processes?Impacts: To what extent have planning policies addressed planning problems?Teaching devices and case studies are used throughout to illustrate the planning process. The text concludes with a discussion of the measurement of the success or failure of planning practices.Planning in Britain will be essential reading for all planning students, as well as geographers and land economists studying land use planning.

Evaluating Planning Outputs

Evaluating planning outputs

The chapter is divided into two main sections. First, decision making and outputs in the plan-making system are outlined, since as Chapter 1 has shown land use plans should guide development control. Accordingly development control outputs are assessed from p. 96. In each part a fairly common structure is employed, focused around the appropriateness and effectiveness of the legislation, the organisations and the decision-making processes that produce the outputs.

Learning Objectives

  • To assess to what extent the legislation provides an effective framework for making planning decisions.
  • To assess to what extent the organisations provide an effective network for making planning decisions.
  • To assess to what extent the organisations have made decisions based on plan-led and other criteria.

Plan Making

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