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Sticking to the script? The co-production of Neighbourhood Planning in England

Parker, G. ORCID:, Lynn, T. and Wargent, M. ORCID: (2015) Sticking to the script? The co-production of Neighbourhood Planning in England. Town Planning Review, 86 (5). pp. 519-536. ISSN 1478-341X

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To link to this item DOI: 10.3828/tpr.2015.31


Efforts to engage with communities in spatial planning have been criticised as being tokenistic, vehicles for co-option or designed to promote neo-liberal agendas. The introduction of neighbourhood planning (NP) in England under the Localism Act (2011) is claimed by proponents to be a step change in the way that local communities are involved in planning their own areas. However, little empirical evidence has yet emerged to substantiate such claims, or provide details about the practices and experiences of NP. The paper highlights that there are numerous parties involved in the co-production of Neighbourhood Development Plans and there are numerous instances where ideas, policies and priorities that emerge from within neighbourhoods are being ‘rescripted’ to ensure conformity to a bounded form of collaboration.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Henley Business School > Real Estate and Planning
ID Code:41465
Publisher:Liverpool University Press


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