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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Policy Paper
Assessing the Government's Proposals to Reform the UK Planning System
Max Nathan and Henry G. Overman
November 2011
Paper No' SERCPP011:
Full Paper (pdf)

This note discusses the UK government’s proposed reforms to the land use planning system. It considers the case for reform and the extent to which the reforms are likely to meet their objectives. It then makes some suggestions on how the National Planning Policy Framework could be improved. It should be read alongside our companion evidence paper: ‘What we know (and don’t know) about the links between planning and economic performance’.

This paper has been published as:
Urban Economics and Urban Policy: Challenging Conventional Policy Wisdom, Paul Cheshire, Max Nathan and Henry G. Overman, Edward Elgar Pub, July 31, 2014