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Credibility without legitimacy? Informal development in the highly regulated context of the United Kingdom (2019)
Journal Article
McClymont, K., & Sheppard, A. (2020). Credibility without legitimacy? Informal development in the highly regulated context of the United Kingdom. Cities, 97, 102520. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2019.102520

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd As the first contribution in this Special Issue's section on “informality in developed contexts”, this paper explores notions of legality, legitimacy and credibility in the United Kingdom (UK). By drawing on credibility theory, th... Read More about Credibility without legitimacy? Informal development in the highly regulated context of the United Kingdom.

‘Do we really want these changes?’ Power, conflict, and ‘best practice’ in community planning (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Sheppard, A., McClymont, K., & Croft, N. (2019, July). ‘Do we really want these changes?’ Power, conflict, and ‘best practice’ in community planning. Paper presented at AESOP, Venice

This research was a collaborative project between Up Our Street (https://upourstreet.org.uk/) and the Department of Geography and Environmental Management, UWE funded and supported by the Community University Partnership Initiative, which is part of... Read More about ‘Do we really want these changes?’ Power, conflict, and ‘best practice’ in community planning.

Urban planning as an enabler of urban health: Challenges and good practice in England following the 2012 planning and public health reforms (2019)
Journal Article
Carmichael, L., Townshend, T. G., Fischer, T. B., Lock, K., Petrokofsky, C., Sheppard, A., …Ogilvie, F. (2019). Urban planning as an enabler of urban health: Challenges and good practice in England following the 2012 planning and public health reforms. Land Use Policy, 84, 154-162. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.02.043

© 2019 The Authors This article synthesises the challenges faced by the English (urban) spatial planning system to become an enabler of urban health and explores some keys features of the evidence base, policy tools and policy implementation issues t... Read More about Urban planning as an enabler of urban health: Challenges and good practice in England following the 2012 planning and public health reforms.

Planners of the future, planning for the future? (2019)
Journal Article
Hickman, H., McClymont, K., & Sheppard, A. (2019). Planners of the future, planning for the future?

This article considers the potential mismatch between the aspirations of planners in education and the realities of practice.

Credibility in the absence of legitimacy (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Sheppard, A., & McClymont, K. (2018, July). Credibility in the absence of legitimacy. Paper presented at AESOP 2018: Making space for hope, Gothenburg

This presentation considers the motivations for those who chose to live beyond ‘the system’; outside of mainstream regulated society and, particularly, formal town and country planning frameworks. The paper presents research which compares the moti... Read More about Credibility in the absence of legitimacy.

The Essential Guide to Planning Law: Decision-Making and Practice in the UK also viewed (2017)
Book
Sheppard, A., Peel, D., Ritchie, H., & Berry, S. (2017). The Essential Guide to Planning Law: Decision-Making and Practice in the UK also viewed. Policy Press

This comprehensive yet concise textbook provides a focused, subject specific guide to planning practice and law. Giving students essential background and contextual information to planning's statutory basis, the information is supported by practical... Read More about The Essential Guide to Planning Law: Decision-Making and Practice in the UK also viewed.

Micro scale health decision making and the challenge of the policy and regulatory construct (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Sheppard, A., & Askew, J. (2016, September). Micro scale health decision making and the challenge of the policy and regulatory construct. Paper presented at UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference 2016: Planning for Future Generations

Regulatory reform and the emergence of micro scale and targeted policy in England has created the potential to manage the number and distribution of fast-food takeaways (and, arguably, uses including casinos, ‘pay-day loan’ shops, and bookmakers), bu... Read More about Micro scale health decision making and the challenge of the policy and regulatory construct.

Planning decision-making: Independence, subsidiarity, impartiality and the state (2016)
Journal Article
Sheppard, A., & Ritchie, H. (2016). Planning decision-making: Independence, subsidiarity, impartiality and the state. Town Planning Review, 87(1), 53-70. https://doi.org/10.3828/tpr.2016.4

This paper explores recent changes that involve the Planning Inspectorate in England, considering as part of this the relevance and value of independence and impartiality in effective decision-making, together with a consideration of the significance... Read More about Planning decision-making: Independence, subsidiarity, impartiality and the state.

Planning education: exchanging approaches to teaching practice-based skills (2015)
Journal Article
Ritchie, H., Sheppard, A., Croft, N., & Peel, D. (2017). Planning education: exchanging approaches to teaching practice-based skills. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 54(1), 3-11. https://doi.org/10.1080/14703297.2015.1095645

© 2015 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Planning curricula have continually evolved to meet changing societal needs, technological change and employer expectations. The professional accrediting body in the United Kingdom, the... Read More about Planning education: exchanging approaches to teaching practice-based skills.

Law and disorder: Permitted development rights and the loss of proportionate control (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Sheppard, A., & Askew, J. (2015, July). Law and disorder: Permitted development rights and the loss of proportionate control. Presented at AESOP 2015

The Conservative led coalition government in the UK identified regulation management as a key priority and intended to simplify and address the complexity in the system. From the perspective of Development Management a paradox has emerged however; th... Read More about Law and disorder: Permitted development rights and the loss of proportionate control.

Information is Power: Public Disclosure of Information in the Planning Decision-Making Process (2015)
Journal Article
Sheppard, A., Burgess, S., & Croft, N. (2015). Information is Power: Public Disclosure of Information in the Planning Decision-Making Process. Planning Practice and Research, 30(4), 443-456. https://doi.org/10.1080/02697459.2015.1045225

© 2015 Taylor & Francis. The legitimacy and effectiveness of community engagement in planning lies in the extent to which the public can access the information required for informed decision-making. The control of ‘commercially sensitive material’... Read More about Information is Power: Public Disclosure of Information in the Planning Decision-Making Process.

Internationale vergelijking financiering en kostenverhaal bij organische gebiedsontwikkeling (International comparison of funding and cost recovery in organic area development) (2014)
Report
Hobma, F., Askew, J., Mitschang, S., Santing, J., Schwarz, T., Sheppard, A., & Verbist, S. (2014). Internationale vergelijking financiering en kostenverhaal bij organische gebiedsontwikkeling (International comparison of funding and cost recovery in organic area development)

Report commissioned by Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (Netherlands). International comparison of funding and cost recovery - Chapter on England (written by Askew, A and Sheppard, A); planning gain, planning obligations and the Commun... Read More about Internationale vergelijking financiering en kostenverhaal bij organische gebiedsontwikkeling (International comparison of funding and cost recovery in organic area development).

Fit for purpose? Planning and food production in the peri-urban space (2012)
Presentation / Conference
Devereux, M., & Sheppard, A. (2012, April). Fit for purpose? Planning and food production in the peri-urban space. Paper presented at UK - Ireland Planning Research Conference

A recent British Council project highlighted the important role that local food production can play in addressing climate change. But is our planning system capable supporting strategies to encourage small scale and community food production, especia... Read More about Fit for purpose? Planning and food production in the peri-urban space.

Delivering homes and infrastructure through incentivisation: The role of the growth points agenda and the New Homes Bonus (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Sheppard, A., & Smith, N. (2011, September). Delivering homes and infrastructure through incentivisation: The role of the growth points agenda and the New Homes Bonus. Paper presented at 2011 UK/Ireland Planning Research Conference

Delivering homes and infrastructure through incentivisation: the role of the growth points agenda and the New Homes Bonus The formation of the Coalition Government has led to a dramatic change in the operation and promotion of governance, the mana... Read More about Delivering homes and infrastructure through incentivisation: The role of the growth points agenda and the New Homes Bonus.

Neighbourhood planning and development management: Evolutionary localism (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Sheppard, A., & Croft, N. (2011, September). Neighbourhood planning and development management: Evolutionary localism. Paper presented at 2011 UK/Ireland Planning Research Conference

Neighbourhood planning and Development Management: Evolutionary Localism The spatial planning approach has become accepted as the progressive theoretical and professional currency in England following the 2004 Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act.... Read More about Neighbourhood planning and development management: Evolutionary localism.

Development management and localism: Zeitgeist or lasting change? (2011)
Journal Article
Sheppard, A., & Croft, N. (2011). Development management and localism: Zeitgeist or lasting change?. Town and Country Planning -London- Town and Country Planning Association-, 80(9), 389-393

The spatial planning approach has become accepted as the progressive theoretical and professional currency in England following the 2004 Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act. The reforms which followed sought considerable change in the remit of plan... Read More about Development management and localism: Zeitgeist or lasting change?.