Reparation or retribution: an investigation into regulatory compliance in planning

Stephen McKay, Geraint Ellis

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It is an axiom of good planning practice that procedure is informed by up-to-date research. Consequently, it is surprising to discover that there remains a dearth of specialised planning-enforcement literature relating to theory and implementation. In this paper an evaluation is given of the effectiveness of planning enforcement in Britain by reviewing existing legislative mechanisms and strategies employed by officials. Theoretical perspectives are drawn upon to suggest how the system might be improved through attention to the structural factors underpinning it.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1249-1262
Number of pages14
JournalEnvironment and Planning A
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Geography, Planning and Development


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