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Introduction

Nick Gallent and Steve Robinson

in Neighbourhood planning

Published by Policy Press

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9781447300069
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9781447307648 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781447300069.003.0001
Introduction

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This chapter introduces the aims of the book, which are to understand ‘governance’ structures within communities and examine how connected parish councils have been to wider interests; to examine connectivity to local authorities and other policy making apparatus; and to look at the extent to which greater connectivity is a means of delivering enhanced democracy and consensus around planning decisions.

Keywords: Community governance; rural communities; planning; participation

Chapter.  1872 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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