Journal article

Limits and potentials to deliberative engagement in highly regulated planning systems: Norm development within fixed rules

C Legacy, A March, CM Mouat

Planning Theory & Practice | Routledge | Published : 2014

Abstract

Planning practice requires ongoing interaction between regulatory "facts" and deliberative "norms". Played out in local and strategic developments, "norms" are the agreed values and positions developed by advancing deliberative engagement of residents; while "facts" are the more rigid statutory procedures through which planning decisions are typically made. However, conflict arises between residents' groups and local government decision-makers when deliberative norms, now a key tenet of strategic planning processes, struggle to gain traction in the factual spaces provided by statutory planning regulations. A contentious planning process in St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia (concerning the redev..

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