Christianity and planning: Pentecostal churches, occasional paper

Greed, C. (2016) Christianity and planning: Pentecostal churches, occasional paper. Technical Report. University of the West of England, Bristol. Available from:

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This occasional paper investigates the problems that churches have in trying to get planning permission. Particular problems arise in the case of ethnic-minority churches, including African-majority churches in London. A range of examples are given in terms including the saga of the KICC mega church. Issues of change of use, development zoning, transport and access, and architectural style are discussed. It is concluded that 'religion' comes relatively low in the pecking order in terms of 'material considerations' in respect of equality and diversity issues.

Item Type:Report or Working Paper (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:religion, urban planning, pentecostal churches, urban regeneration, land-use zoning, industrial use, change of use
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Geography and Environmental Management
ID Code:29024
Deposited By: Professor C. Greed
Deposited On:06 Jun 2016 11:54
Last Modified:07 Jun 2016 07:02

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