Planning gain is the legal process by which property development is linked to social provisions. This book examines the rationale for planning gain and development obligations and reviews the practice of development negotiation through a wide range of case histories.
'a substantial contribution to the debate on planning obligations…a helpful analysis of the case law and sets out practical experience for those involved with negotiating planning obligations, whether for developers or local authorities' - Journal of Planning Law
'…a thoughtful and authoritative book…researchers, students, and professionals will benefit from reading it' - Environment and Planning
'…an admirably clear book about a very complicated aspect of British planning.' - European Planning Studies
'…a very timely and illuminating study…the authors are to be congratulated in providing access to an impressive range of material on a rather secretive and contentious subject. …a very thorough, well-argued exploration with clear recommendations. - Urban Studies
Part One The Issues. Development impacts, the community interest and the planning system. From betterment to development obligations. Development impacts and the developer. The law and the legal debate. Part Two The Practice. Development obligations in contemporary planning practice. The purpose and rationales for agreements. The negotiation and management of obligations. Implications. Regulation through negotiation: a systematic approach. Appendix 1.The study approach. Appendix 2 Index of legal cases. References. Index.