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Jane Wills

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447323037

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447323037.001.0001

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Institution building for localist futures

Institution building for localist futures

(p.143) Five Institution building for localist futures
Locating Localism

Jane Wills

Policy Press

Picking up the themes raised by the previous two chapters, this chapter focuses on the creation of neighbourhood forums as a product of the Localist Act (2011). New rights to neighbourhood planning have led to the creation of these new forums in urban areas where parishes had long been abolished. The chapter looks at the development of neighbourhood planning in Exeter St James (Devon), Holbeck (Leeds, Yorkshire) and Highgate (London). It outlines the community-led work that has been done by these forums, and the challenges faced where the community has limited capacity to act independently (in this case in Holbeck in Leeds). The research again highlights the importance of shifting the power relations between the council and the local community.

Keywords:   neighbourhood planning, neighbourhood forums, Exeter St James, Holbeck, Highgate, Localist Act 2011

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