Town Planning Review

Sub-regional strategic spatial planning: the use of statecraft and scalecraft in delivering the English model

Town Planning Review (2017), 88, (6), 665–682.

Abstract

This article uses the tools of agenda setting, statecraft and scalecraft to examine the policy persistence that has underpinned the emergence of sub-regional scales of government implemented through combined authorities from 2017. It considers the ways in which polices have been framed and drawn upon and the uses of statecraft to implement EU legislation in England, and it discusses the emergence of new strategic spatial planning as part of this process.

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