This is a work summarizing in one volume the pioneering approach of the author to public-interest decision-taking in the field of urban & regional planning. This book is aimed at students, researchers and professionals in planning. Nathaniel Lichfield first introduced in his "Economics of Planned Development" the concept that, in any use and development of land, the traditional "development balance sheet" of the developers needed to be accompanied by a "planning balance sheet" prepared by the planning officer or planning authority. Over the forty years since this work was published, the author has brought to the operational level the "planning balance sheet", with many case studies, primarily for consultancy purposes. The present title reflects the incorporation during the 1970s of the then emerging field of environmental impact assessment.

chapter 1|23 pages

The nature of urban and regional planning

chapter 3|11 pages

Evaluation for choice in land-use planning

chapter 5|20 pages

Theory and principles of impact assessment

chapter 8|10 pages

Comprehending the conclusions of a CIE

chapter 9|6 pages

Simplification of the generic method

chapter 11|7 pages

CIE in democratic planning

chapter 12|7 pages

The planning process

chapter 4|29 pages

TEEN Development control

chapter 15|6 pages

Planning gain/obligation

chapter 6|11 pages

TEEN The cultural built heritage

chapter 18|4 pages

Green belts

chapter 19|6 pages


chapter 20|6 pages

CIE study management