Chapter 1. The Glory of the British Planning System. Chapter 2. Property, Contract and Regulation: Urban Control before Planning. Chapter 3. The Search for Flexibility. Chapter 4. Towards Universal Control. Chapter 5. Control by Consents: the 1947 Act and After. Chapter 6. Development Control in a Market Economy. Chapter 7. Towards the New Millennium. Chapter 8. Future Glory? Bibliography. Index.