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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

Chapter:
(p.123) Ten Working with local government
Source:
Neighbourhood planning
Author(s):

Nick Gallent

Steve Robinson

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447300069.003.0010

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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