Perspectives on British Rural Planning Policy, 1994-97: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Perspectives on British Rural Planning Policy, 1994-97

1st Edition

By Andrew W. Gilg


154 pages

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First published in 1999, this volume explores the issue of rural planning, which has become a complex activity in which policies in one area have important ramifications in other policy areas. It is thus very important for all those involved in rural planning affairs to remain not only up to date, but to place recent developments in a longer perspective.

This new series aims to answer all these needs by providing an accurate and informed account of recent developments in North American, British and European rural policy, and critiques of policy implementation and its impacts from new material and from analyses of published research findings.

This second volume in the series covers the last few years of the John Major administration until the election of the Tony Blair government in May 1997. It is divided into six chapters: overview of changes affecting all rural planning activities; the environment; town and country planning; extensive land uses; nature conservation and recreation; and social land economic issues.

The next British volume will cover the entire period of the current government, with successive volumes covering each new government as it unfolds.


’Andrew Gilg is a seasoned observer of countryside planning…offers a lucid and informative up-date of recent rural policy and planning developments…students and researchers alike will find this volume an invaluable source of reference and comment.’ Professor Michael Winter, Cheltenham and Gloucester College, UK ’…the author is to be congratulated…excellent reference source on matters relating to the countryside.’ Geography ’…consistently interesting and pithy summaries of some quite complex documents…As always, readers will be impressed by the breadth and depth of coverage of the publications that have been gathered together. They are likely to value the overview provided of rural planning in the UK and the succinct summaries of lengthy documents.’ Regional Studies ’…this is a welcome volume focusing on rural planning and policy issues in the UK…The book provides a useful summary of developments…and helps chart significant policy shifts…It will therefore be a useful reference for planners and practitioners. The breadth of the topics covered is a strength and will keep readers abreast of issues peripheral to their main interest. Those working in rural development will find summaries of the planning legislation useful and planners may appreciate accounts of wider shifts in rural policy. In addition, the book would prove a useful starting point for students of planning or rural studies who are trying to evaluate rural policy impacts.’ Local Government Studies ’The text will serve as a useful reference book and it is helpful for clarifying the factual details of legislation and policy in a chronological manner. Given the complexities of policy change, the author should be commended on the clarity of this publication.’ The Geographical Journal

Table of Contents

1. Overview of Changes Affecting all Rural Planning Activities. 2. The Environment. 3. Town and Country Planning. 4. Extensive Land Uses. 5. Nature Conservation and Recreation. 6. Social and Economic Issues.

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