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Urban Planning Under Thatcherism
The Challenge of the Market

ISBN 9781138489998
Published March 25, 2020 by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1991, Urban Planning Under Thatcherism links theory and practice to assess the changes to the planning system since 1979. It analyses the major trends by investigating the individual modifications in the legislation and the new initiatives which have introduced procedures to by-pass the normal system. Such changes are fundamental not only to the built environment but to the quality of urban life and ultimately to the nature of society. The book argues that this orientation is the result of a policy shift from local democracy to centralisation and from the criteria of the public interest to those of the market.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction

2. The Post-War Consensus and the Purpose of Planning

3. The Nature of Thatcherism

4. Re-Orienting the State

5. New Right Thinking; Planning Under Siege

6. Modifications to the Planning System: 1 Development Plans

7. Modifications to the Planning System: 2 Development Control

8. By-Passing the Planning System

9. Towards a Simplified Planning System

10. Conclusions: The Re-Orientation of the Planning System



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