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Practices of localism: the role and response(s) of local planning authorities to neighbourhood planning and neighbourhood planners in England

Dr Kat Salter

MRTPI

(University of Reading, Real Estate and Planning, Henley Business School)

 

Research Description

When neighbourhood planning was first introduced by the Coalition Government in the Localism Act 2011, rhetoric promised a decentralisation of power to the local level and a new relationship between central government, local government, communities and individuals; with LPAs to adopt a more 'facilitative' role in many policy areas including neighbourhood planning. This thesis explores the response of the LPAs to the localism agenda, with particular focus on neighbourhood planning as a site and practice of actually existing localism with a geographical focus on the SE of England.

 

Full Entry Title

Salter, K. (2019), 'Practices of localism: the role and response(s) of local planning authorities to neighbourhood planning and neighbourhood planners in England' (unpublished PhD thesis), Reading, University of Reading