Governance of conservation area boundaries: agents and agencies in decision making

Deng, Luchuan and Larkham, Peter J. (2020) Governance of conservation area boundaries: agents and agencies in decision making. Planning Practice and Research. ISSN 0269-7459

Cardiff conservation areas paper (amended final).pdf - Accepted Version

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Conservation areas are a very common and popular planning tool, used by every UK local planning authority; but the basis on which related decisions are made often remains obscure, and so is the changing pattern of the conservation-related decision-making framework in British local governments. This paper provides an example of the changes in the decision-making framework for conservation area boundaries from the 1970s to the 2010s, using Cardiff, Wales as a case study. It sheds light on the governance documents of the local planning authority and reflects on the parts played by different types of planning-related agencies. Based on this example of the relationship between governance, decision-making, conservation and regeneration, this paper is able to examine the relationship between regeneration and conservation in a typical British city under the power of the New Right and New Labour.

Item Type: Article
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9 July 2020Accepted
22 July 2020Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: conservation areas, boundaries, agents, decision-making, framework, regeneration
Subjects: CAH13 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01-04 - planning (urban, rural and regional)
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment > Dept. of Built Environment
Depositing User: Peter Larkham
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2020 11:07
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2023 12:15

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