This memorandum draws upon research conducted by the authors over the past decade into sub-national government in England supported by the Economic and Social Research Council. The abolition of spatial planning at the regional level and the transfer of this function to local authorities, as well as the establishment of Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), are held to offer a more effective and accountable approach to sub-national planning. Nevertheless, there are potential contradictions, uncertainties and costs arising from changes to the planning system, which carry significant risks for the delivery of key policies.
|Title of host publication||House of Commons Department for Communities and Local Government Inquiry, Abolition of Regional Spatial Strategies: A planning vacuum|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||House of Commons: London|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Feb 2011|