A while back I used to write stuff, more than just blogs, and some of it got published, so there’s a list below, most of it was based on my research at the time. There’s probably more, I’ll add them if I can remember and find them.

Coombes. T with Ayres, S, & Sandford, M, 2017, ‘Policy-making ‘front’ and ‘back’ stage: Assessing the implications for effectiveness and democracy’. British Journal of Politics and International Relations, vol 19., pp. 861-876

Coombes T. (2006) Achieving the Dream? Town & Country Planning, 1st September.

Coombes, T. and Fodor, M. (1997) Community involvement in Local Agenda 21: the experience of Bristol City Council, in Farthing, S. (ed) Evaluating local environmental policy.  Aldershot: Avebury.

Coombes T, Farthing S and Winter J (1996) Travel behavior and local accessibility to services and facilities in Burton, E., Jenks, M., and William, K. (eds) The Compact City: A Sustainable Urban Form? London: Spon.

Coombes, T. (1996) Whiddon Valley/Roundswell community studies, Final report. North Devon District Council.

Coombes T., Winter J., and Farthing S.  (1995). Compact but sustainable. Planning Week, 8, 15-17.

Coombes, T. & Martens, K. (1995) UK guidance note on transport and Dutch abc-locations policy: towards a more solid base for implementation. Paper for the IXth AESOP Congress, August 16-19 1995, Glasgow, UK.

Coombes T (1994) Reducing the need to travel: the importance of neighbourhood planning. Paper for the VIIth AESOP-Congress, Augus 20-24 1994, Istanbul, Turkey.

Coombes T, Winter J and Farthing S (1993) Satisfaction with space around the home on large private sector estates. Town Planning Review, 64 (1).

Coombes T, Fidler P and Hathaway A (1992) South West Regional Planning Review – Towards a Regional Strategy. Town Planning Review, 63 (4).

Coombes T, Farthing S and Winter J (1991) Environmental quality and facilities on new housing estates. UWE Working Paper 18, Bristol.

Coombes T (1991) Planning Consultants. Housing & Planning Review, June/July.



More recently I contributed to the development of the Bristol 2050 vision written up as a book: Savage, J. (2011) 2050 High in Hope. Bristol: Business West. I also wrote quite a few blogs when I was at Business West – they can be found here


My current blogs find their way to a number of other blog sites such as Guerrilla Policy and Guerrilla Feed, Stockwood Pete’s blog and Bristol blogsI also write an occasional piece for Bristol 24-7 and have written a few blogs for Policy & Politics




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