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Responding to a ‘flood of criticism’: analysing the ebbs and flows of planning and floodplain development in England (1926–2015)

Potter, Karen; Ludwig, Carol and Beattie, Charlotte (2016). Responding to a ‘flood of criticism’: analysing the ebbs and flows of planning and floodplain development in England (1926–2015). Town Planning Review, 87(2) pp. 125–138.

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Abstract

The ‘flood defence’ role of the planning system, in minimising inappropriate development on floodplains, has again been underlined following extreme flood events in the winter of 2013–14. Yet planners are alleged by politicians and the media to ignore expert advice and ‘wave through’ developments on floodplains. Set against an enhanced understanding of the political pressure that planners have faced for indiscriminate new development over the past nine decades, it is claimed greater transparency and accountability is required in the decision making process, with an increase in public sector capacity and provision of skilled planners, to negotiate sensible, strategic and more resilient housing solutions.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 1478-341X
Keywords: development, economic, flooding, floodplains, housing, PPS25, resilience, urban planning
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Item ID: 46011
Depositing User: Karen Potter
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2016 08:48
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 08:06
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/46011
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