Economics and Land Use Planning
2011-12-10، 10:52 AM
In the previous chapter we saw that developers seeking planning permis-sion frequently have to negotiate agreements with the local authorities from whom they are requesting planning permission. Under such agree-ments the developers will agree to pay for the cost of the provision of some infrastructure if planning permission is granted. Apart from the problems which we discussed at the end of the previous chapter - Will such an agreement distort the judgement of the local authority and will the offer distort, and worsen overall, the planning proposal? - there is a further problem which is that the amount is subject to negotiation, so that what is agreed to be paid is dependent on the negotiating abilities of the developer on the one hand and the local authority on the other, or, of course, their representatives.