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Enforcing planning regulations in areas of high immigration: a case study of London

Harris, Neil ORCID: 2017. Enforcing planning regulations in areas of high immigration: a case study of London. Town Planning Review 88 (5) , pp. 499-529. 10.3828/tpr.2017.32

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This paper explores the interface between immigration and compliance with planning regulations using data from interviews and a focus group with senior planning enforcement officers in London. The data reveal distinctive issues that arise for immigrants’ compliance with planning regulations; specific types of residential, commercial and cultural breach that occur with immigration; and operational issues that arise when investigating and resolving planning breaches involving immigrant communities, including gender sensitivities and language barriers. The paper concludes that despite difficulty distinguishing immigration from ethnicity, faith or religious affiliation, there are important normative and principled aspects of immigrants’ compliance with planning regulations.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISSN: 0041-0020
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 8 February 2017
Date of Acceptance: 2 February 2017
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2023 23:36

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