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.

A Set of Evaluations and the Way Forward

A set of evaluations and the way forward

The main purpose of this chapter is to provide an evaluation of the planning system and to assess proposals for change. There are two types of evaluation. First, those based on specific approaches, notably inferential assessment, historical evolution, typology and theory. Second, a hybrid approach which combines the evaluations throughout the book to evaluate key themes grouped under seven checklist headings based on the Morrison and Pearce assessment model discussed in Chapter 2.

Learning Objectives

  • To consolidate the understanding achieved in Chapters 14.
  • Then to go from understanding to explaining the system by developing rigorous and theoretically informed explanations of the system.k
  • To reflect on the system, evaluate it and make ...
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