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Nick Gallent and Steve Robinson

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781447300069

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447300069.001.0001

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Working with local government

Working with local government

(p.123) Ten Working with local government
Neighbourhood planning

Nick Gallent

Steve Robinson

Policy Press

This chapter examines the lobbying relationship that parish councils enter into with local government officers and considers how much local authorities might learn about the longer-term aspirations of communities though this relationship. It is argued that this relationship is often characterised as ‘report-react’, with authorities using communities as a sounding board for consultation. The degree of genuine partnership generated is limited

Keywords:   Lobbying, officer-community relationships, consultation

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