Ireland’s New National Planning Framework: (Re)Balancing and (Re)Conceiving Planning for the Twenty-First Century?

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Title: Ireland’s New National Planning Framework: (Re)Balancing and (Re)Conceiving Planning for the Twenty-First Century?
Authors: Lennon, Mick
Scott, Mark J.
Russell, Paula
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Date: 10-Oct-2018
Online since: 2019-05-22T07:20:47Z
Abstract: This article examines the recent evolution of national spatial planning in Ireland, focusing on the recent publication of National Planning Framework (NPF) in 2018. The NPF is Ireland’s second national strategy for spatial development and represents a further shift away from traditional land-use regulation towards broader-based strategic spatial planning. In this commentary, we reflect on official perspectives regarding the role that planning should perform in a period of significant social, economic and environmental change and how planning policy conceives of ‘balance’ between competing priorities in the ‘public interest’. We contend that this ‘balance’ is weighted heavily towards development enablement.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Journal: Planning Practice & Research
Volume: 33
Issue: 5
Start page: 491
End page: 505
Copyright (published version): 2018 Taylor & Francis
Keywords: Spatial planningPublic interestIreland
DOI: 10.1080/02697459.2018.1531581
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy Research Collection

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