Local Sustainable Development: Land-use Planning's Contribution to Modern Local Government

Garreth E. Bruff, Adrian P. Wood

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This paper assesses the contribution of land-use planning to the objectives of local sustainable development in some of the UK's most urbanized areas. Sustainable development provides the context within which local planning policies are now being prepared, and can be seen to be a potentially important aspect of central government's proposals for modernizing local government. Using the results from a comprehensive survey of development plans in metropolitan authorities, the paper assesses both the strengths and the weaknesses of land-use planning in terms of sustainable development and speculates upon the lessons they may offer to the government's more recent proposals on modernizing local government.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-539
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Environmental Planning and Management
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000


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