The Bartlett School of Planning


Planning for Growth? The Implications of Localism for 'Science Vale' Oxfordshire

Valler, D.C., Phelps, N.A. and Wood, A.M. , (2012) In "Town Planning Review" 83 (4): 457-488

30 August 2012

This article provides a preliminary examination of the emerging implications of UK Coalition Government planning policy as a key part of its growth agenda. Attention is directed in particular to the adoption of localism in planning policy, which is presented by the Coalition as a vital key to unlock economic growth. The empirical focus is on the 'Science Vale UK' (SVUK) area of southern Oxfordshire, a major concentration of the hi-tech, science-based economy that the Coalition government sees as pivotal to future economic development. 

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