• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

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 Outcomes and Impacts
Evaluating planning outcomes and impacts

There are two main aims in this chapter. First, to examine the outcomes of planning in terms of actual changes on the ground. For example, the amount of land transferred from rural to urban use. Second, to discuss the outcomes and impacts of planning via a number of case studies, notably in three different landscapes. In addition the impact on house prices is highlighted. The choice of topics is deliberately not inclusive of all outcomes and impacts. The choice has been determined by three factors. First, the Town and Country Planning Act's main focus has been on the process of managing change from one land use to another, notably rural to urban, or by finding ‘brownfield’ ...

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