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‘If independence goes, the planning system goes’: New Political Governance and the English Planning Inspectorate

Hickman, Hannah; Boddy, Martin

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Radical restructuring of 'arms-length' government bodies following the 2010 UK national election signalled a change in relations between government and the civil service. This was seen as a major shift in modes of governance from 'new public management' to a more politicised mode of 'new political governance'. This paper presents an analysis of the impacts of these shifts on the English Planning Inspectorate, an executive agency central to the land-use planning system. It identifies measures by ministers to increase control over the Inspectorate that represent a shift in governance culture and a shift in the planning system itself.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2020-01
Print ISSN 0041-0020
Publisher Liverpool University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 91
Issue 1
Pages 21-45
APA6 Citation Hickman, H., & Boddy, M. (2020). ‘If independence goes, the planning system goes’: New Political Governance and the English Planning Inspectorate. Town Planning Review, 91(1), 21-45
Keywords Planning Reform, Governance, Arms-Length Bodies, Planning Inspectorate, Ministers

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Copyright Liverpool University Press. This is the authors accepted manuscript of an article that is due to appear in a future edition of Town Planning Review. A link to the publishers final version will be provided once published.





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