Working with local government

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:
Working with local government

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This chapter examines the lobbying relationship that parish councils enter into with local government officers and considers how much local authorities might learn about the longer-term aspirations of communities though this relationship. It is argued that this relationship is often characterised as ‘report-react’, with authorities using communities as a sounding board for consultation. The degree of genuine partnership generated is limited

Keywords: Lobbying; officer-community relationships; consultation

Chapter.  5503 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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