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Understanding the Impacts of Deregulation in Planning

Turning Offices into Homes?

  • Ben Clifford
  • Jessica Ferm
  • Nicola Livingstone
  • Patricia Canelas
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Ben Clifford, Jessica Ferm, Nicola Livingstone, Patricia Canelas
    Pages 1-11
  3. Ben Clifford, Jessica Ferm, Nicola Livingstone, Patricia Canelas
    Pages 13-22
  4. Ben Clifford, Jessica Ferm, Nicola Livingstone, Patricia Canelas
    Pages 23-33
  5. Ben Clifford, Jessica Ferm, Nicola Livingstone, Patricia Canelas
    Pages 35-45
  6. Ben Clifford, Jessica Ferm, Nicola Livingstone, Patricia Canelas
    Pages 47-60
  7. Ben Clifford, Jessica Ferm, Nicola Livingstone, Patricia Canelas
    Pages 61-81
  8. Ben Clifford, Jessica Ferm, Nicola Livingstone, Patricia Canelas
    Pages 83-110
  9. Ben Clifford, Jessica Ferm, Nicola Livingstone, Patricia Canelas
    Pages 111-132
  10. Ben Clifford, Jessica Ferm, Nicola Livingstone, Patricia Canelas
    Pages 133-155
  11. Ben Clifford, Jessica Ferm, Nicola Livingstone, Patricia Canelas
    Pages 157-176
  12. Ben Clifford, Jessica Ferm, Nicola Livingstone, Patricia Canelas
    Pages 177-199
  13. Ben Clifford, Jessica Ferm, Nicola Livingstone, Patricia Canelas
    Pages 201-215
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 217-225

About this book

Introduction

In England, it has been possible since 2013 to convert an office building into residential use without needing planning permission (as has been required since 1948). This book explores the consequences of this central government driven deregulation on local communities. The policy decision was primarily about boosting the supply of housing, but reflects a broader neoliberal ideology which seeks to reform public planning in many countries to reduce perceived interference in free markets. Drawing on original research in the English local authorities of Camden, Croydon, Leeds, Leicester and Reading, the book provides a case study of the implementation of planning deregulation which demonstrates the lowering of standards in housing quality, the reduced ability of the local state to proactively steer development and plan for their places, and the transfer of wealth from the public to private spheres that has resulted. Comparative case studies from Glasgow and Rotterdam call into question the very need for the deregulation in the first place.
 
Ben Clifford is Senior Lecturer in Planning at the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL, UK. Ben’s research focusses on the relationship between planning reform and the modernisation of the state in the UK and he was lead author for the book The Collaborating Planner?
 
Patricia Canelas is an architect and urban planner. Prior to her academic work, Patricia worked in practice. She is currently a researcher at ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon, Portugal. Her research interests span the themes of urban governance, property markets and place-making.
 
Jessica Ferm is Lecturer in Planning at the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL, UK. Her research focuses on the intersection of spatial planning with the economy and she has published on planning for workspace and industry. Having worked in practice, she is co-editor of the book Planning Practice.
 
Nicola Livingstone is Lecturer in Real Estate at the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL, UK. Her research interests include real estate investment, the evolution of the retail market, food insecurity and interpreting the social form of the built environment.

Keywords

permitted development England deregulation change of use conversion Coalition government Neoliberalism regulatory capitalism the state the market planning prior approval Article 4 direction Use Class Order Office-to-residential affordable housing space standards office markets planning gain Housing data

Authors and affiliations

  • Ben Clifford
    • 1
  • Jessica Ferm
    • 2
  • Nicola Livingstone
    • 3
  • Patricia Canelas
    • 4
  1. 1.Bartlett School of PlanningUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Bartlett School of PlanningUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Bartlett School of PlanningUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  4. 4.Bartlett School of PlanningUniversity College LondonLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-12672-8
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-12671-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-12672-8
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