Flashback to Cliff Hague's Diaries in Planning 1986-2006

Monday, 17 July 2017 10:54

Review of the Scottish Planning System

The planned reform of the planning system in Scotland will end in tears.

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Monday, 01 February 2016 12:06

Consultation on land use planning

With the review of planning in Scotland underway (I am due to appear at a "Roundtable" on 23 Feb), I was minded to look back at what I wrote in The Scottish Planner 17 years ago on the consultation "Land Use Planning under a Scottish Parliament". 

This blog was first posted on the Planning Resource website on 18 July 2011.

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is a controversial tool for economic development. New and so far unpublished research on its use in Chicago questions the benefits that TIFs generate. These findings strengthen the reservations about TIF that my co-authors and I expressed in our new book on Regional and Local Economic Development. In England the TIF idea has been promoted by the British Property Federation and the Core Cities Group, and has received government backing. Meanwhile the Scottish Government has indicated that it will support six pilot TIF projects. So why are there so many criticisms of TIFs in the USA?

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