It's good to talk : dialogue between strategic environmental assessment and plan-making

Hayes, SJ ORCID: 2019, 'It's good to talk : dialogue between strategic environmental assessment and plan-making' , Town Planning Review, 90 (1) , pp. 57-79.

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Literature provides a basis for understanding the relationship between strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and plan-making. This research furthers this by examining dialogue between SEA and plan-making more closely. The research draws on communicative planning, SEA paradigm shifts and theories of power. Four case studies from Scotland and England are analysed via interviews and documentary evidence. It is found that dialogue is constrained by tiered plan-making, pre-existing commitments and political context. Capabilities to enable dialogue can be supported by iteration in SEA and plan-making, and governance structures that bring practitioners together. Contradictions in epistemology are also found to potentially curtail dialogue.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments
Journal or Publication Title: Town Planning Review
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISSN: 0041-0020
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Depositing User: SJ Hayes
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2019 15:18
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 01:19

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