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The take-up of Neighbourhood Planning in England 2011-2015

Parker, G., (2015) The take-up of Neighbourhood Planning in England 2011-2015. Working Papers in Real Estate & Planning. 06/15. Working Paper. University of Reading, Reading. pp21.

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Exploration of how neighbourhoods and others have responded to the UK government’s localism agenda in England, and specifically towards Neighbourhood Planning (NP), is important given that NP is a prominent part of that policy agenda. It is also of interest as the ramifications emerge for planning practice in the formal introduction of statutory plans which are ostensibly led by communities (Parker et al, 2015; Gallent, 2013). There is a necessary task to provide critical commentary on the socio-economic impact of localist policy. The paper explores the issues arising from experience thus far and highlights the take-up of Neighbourhood Planning since 2011. This assessment shows how a vast majority of those active have been in parished areas and in less-deprived areas. This indicates that government needs to do more to ensure that NP is accessible and worthwhile for a wider range of communities.

Item Type:Report (Working Paper)
Divisions:Henley Business School > Real Estate and Planning
ID Code:43545
Publisher:University of Reading
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