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CentrePiece article
Land use planning: the impact on retail productivity
Paul Cheshire, Christian A. L. Hilber and Ioannis Kaplanis
June 2011
Paper No' CEPCP345:
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CentrePiece 16 (1) Summer 2011

JEL Classification: D2; L51; L81; R32

Tags: land use regulation; regulatory costs; firm productivity; retail

The restrictions that planning policies impose on retail development have significantly reduced the productivity of supermarkets, according to Paul Cheshire and colleagues.

This article summarises 'Evaluating the Effects of Planning Policies on the Retail Sector: Or do Town Centre First Policies Deliver the Goods?' by Paul Cheshire, Christian Hilber and Ioannis Kaplanis, Spatial Reconomics Research Centre Discussion Paper No. 66