The National Spatial Strategy: Lessons for implementing a National Planning Framework

O'Riordain, Sean and Van Egeraat, Chris (2016) The National Spatial Strategy: Lessons for implementing a National Planning Framework. Administration, 64 (4). pp. 5-21. ISSN 2449-9471

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The Irish Government is in the process of developing a National Planning Framework (NPF). This will replace the National Spatial Strategy for Ireland 2002–2020 (NSS). The NSS is generally considered to have been unsuccessful, mainly due to a lack of implementation driven by shortcomings in governance. This paper explores these shortcomings, and suggests ways to prevent similar difficulties with the NPF. The paper concludes that the political process needs to be at the heart of the preparation and adoption of the NPF. There is the danger that the NPF will fail if the political environment remains embedded in traditional approaches to planning across the state.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: National Planning Framework; local government; National Spatial Strategy reform; institutional structures; Ireland;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
Item ID: 9045
Identification Number: 10.1515/admin-2016-0022
Depositing User: Dr. Chris Van Egeraat
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2017 17:50
Journal or Publication Title: Administration
Publisher: De Gruyter Open
Refereed: Yes

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