This paper examines the practices of localism that are emerging in local planning authorities’ (LPAs) responses to neighbourhood planning (NP) in England. It argues that a lack of coherence within the localism agenda has enabled LPAs to rearticulate and resignify key concepts, with three discernible practices of localism and responses to NP emerging: the deflective, the reactive and the integrative. The LPAs have a critical role within the process and employ a range of technologies of government to govern the conduct of groups shaped largely around the role afforded to NP within their local plan.
|Journal||Town Planning Review|
|Early online date||31 Jul 2021|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 31 Jul 2021|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The research this paper is based upon was undertaken as part of a PhD at the University of Reading sponsored by the Reading Real Estate Foundation. I am extremely grateful to Professor Gavin Parker and the anonymous referees for their helpful comments.
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- Local authorities
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Urban Studies