Model policies for land use and the environment: towards a critical typology?
Version of Record online: 22 NOV 2006
Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. and ERP Environment
Volume 16, Issue 6, pages 321–335, November/December 2006
How to Cite
Peel, D. and Lloyd, M. G. (2006), Model policies for land use and the environment: towards a critical typology?. Eur. Env., 16: 321–335. doi: 10.1002/eet.426
- Issue online: 22 NOV 2006
- Version of Record online: 22 NOV 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 10 MAY 2006
- Manuscript Revised: 14 APR 2006
- Manuscript Received: 14 JUN 2005
- development plans;
- model policies
This article considers contemporary debates in Scotland that are concerned with the design and implementation of land use development plan ‘policies that work’. The interest in developing a resource bank of model policy texts is illustrative of the wider agenda to modernize the public sector and to secure efficiency gains in public policy making. On the one hand, this is presented as strengthening policy makers' ability to achieve stated policy outcomes, and to enforce particular policy objectives in the public interest. On the other hand, it is argued that a more uniform and consistent policy context across Scotland would offer a more certain operating environment for developers and users of the planning service. The discussion considers the diversity of land use planning topics identified as potentially appropriate for formulation as a model policy, and proposes a typology for critically interrogating their suitability in practice. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment.