Business and Planning: A Strategic-Relational Approach

Dave Valler, Malcolm Tait, Tim Marshall
  • International Planning Studies, May 2013, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/13563475.2013.774145

Business and the planning system

What is it about?

Business interests and agendas have been highly influential in the restructuring of the UK planning system over the last 30 years. This paper examines questions of business power and the evaluation of business influence, as well as contemporary debates around the engagement of business in planning processes.

Why is it important?

The theoretical approach adopted here is unique in focusing explicitly on the dynamics of business–government relations, which is particularly important in attempting to understand change in planning and planning policy. It also illuminates the challenges of attempting to engage business interests in planning processes. The general theoretical approach will be of interest to broader studies of governance dynamics.

The following have contributed to this page: David Valler and Dr Malcolm A Tait