The Inquiry Model In Urban Planning: A Strategic Tool For Efficiency Of Administrative Action?
In urban planning, inquiries may help in granting a fair management of the relationship with the private parties. The analysis of the British and the French models show the role of inquiries in avoiding the risks of scarce efficiency of the administrative action, due to a lack of participation by the stakeholders. The paper consists of an exam of the rules of law and of their evolution. It aims at demonstrating that there is not, even in the narrow field which has been considered, just one inquiry model. De iure condendo, it may be useful to re-think at the rules concerning participation by private parties, by distinguishing it into two different steps: the first should regard the strategic choices about the contents of the plan, the second should regard the technical issues. To this purpose, the British and the French inquiry models could represent an interesting source of inspiration.