The report examines current approaches to sub-regional spatial planning in Regional Spatial Strategies, Local Development Frameworks and other related areas of policy making.
Roger Daniels, one of the authors of the report, said “We hope that this report will assist in developing the ideas about sub-regional working and devolution that are set out in the Sub-National Review of Economic Development and Regeneration. We also hope that spatial planning in its widest sense will receive full attention at the sub-regional level in the new system of integrated regional strategies.”
John Hack, the report’s other author, remarked that “our thanks are due to the English Regions Network, Communities and Local Government and the Planning Officers Society for sponsoring this study and to our Steering Group for guiding this research”.
1. Copies of the report are being distributed to those who contributed to the study through its survey and workshops and to others who are likely to have an interest in the study’s findings or in following up its recommendations; it is also available from the Society’s website: see below. The technical appendices are being published only on the Planning Officers Society web site: see below.