Sheriffs and outlaws: in pursuit of effective enforcement

Stephen McKay

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Compliance has emerged as a key component of regulatory control, but has been subject to limited research. This paper examines compliance in relation to planning control in the jurisdiction of Northern Ireland. It draws upon a review of practice and procedure used to deal with planning enforcement cases and interviews conducted with professional planners. Many of the options considered emerge from the Review of Planning Enforcement System in England published by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (2002). The findings are incorporated with theoretical perspectives of regulatory compliance and provide a platform for more effective control of development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)423-443
Number of pages21
JournalTown Planning Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urban Studies


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