Possibilities for filling the strategic planning void: Local Enterprise Partnerships and alternative strategic mechanisms

Lee Pugalis, Alan Townsend

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Abstract

Planning, especially strategic forms of planning, is widely considered to play an important role in achieving economic growth and sustainable development outcomes. However, in England there has been a retreat from strategic planning at the regional level – which prior to 2010 was seeking to integrate land-use planning and economic planning – towards a localist philosophy, which the UK Government intends will improve planning outcomes. Following the revocation of Regional Spatial Strategies, England is without a recognised strategic planning framework. Subsequently, for some commentators, a ‘strategic void’ has emerged, which left unfilled could result in less growth and more unsustainable development than would otherwise be the case.
Original languageEnglish
JournalRTPI website
Publication statusPublished - 13 Mar 2014

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