First published in 1976, Industrial Location and Planning in the United Kingdom investigates in detail the nature of the changes taking place in the location of manufacturing industry since the 1950s and the reasons for them, including the effects of government regional policy and of factors such as market accessibility, labour availability and cost, transport facilities and personal residential preferences by industrialists and workers. The book brings together a wide range of published and unpublished material in discussing and evaluating explanations for regional and local manufacturing growth or decline. Government regional policy and planning is singled out for special attention, in terms of the impact of Development Area grants, of local planning controls, and of the town programmes. Manufacturing movement to new locations and the implications of government regional policies for industrial efficiency are examined in detail, together with the reasons for locational change in key but controversial industries such as steel, motor vehicles and electronics. This book will be of interest to students of urban planning, manufacturing, and development as well as city planners.
Table of Contents
Preface 1. Approaches to industrial location analysis 2. Manufacturing location in the United Kingdom: recent trends 3. The impact of industrial structure 4. Centre and periphery: alternative models 5. Regression analysis and manufacturing location change 6. The components of change 7. Case studies: iron and steel, clothing, motor vehicles and electronics 8. Industrial location, regional policy and the assisted areas 9. Industrial location, regional planning and South East England/ East Anglia 10. Conclusions References Index