Gated cities of today? Barricaded residential development in England

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  • R. Atkinson
  • S. Blandy
  • J. Flint
  • D. Lister


Publication details

JournalTown Planning Review
DatePublished - 2005
Issue number4
Number of pages22
Pages (from-to)401-422
Original languageEnglish


Describes research undertaken to discover the scale, characteristics and potential impacts of gated housing developments in England. Reviews the opposing arguments about the social effects of the growth in gated communities. Reports on a survey that found uncertainty and inconsistency among planning authorities in their responses to planning applications for gated developments. Considers the implications for planning policy. Suggests that barricaded residential developments represent an aspirational model of living that poses a challenge to urban planning policies designed to tackle inequalities and social exclusion.

    Research areas

  • Gated community, research , statistics , characteristic , impact , gated housing development, survey , uncertainty , inconsistency , local planning authority, local authority, development control, planning application, gated development, planning policy

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