This website is undergoing maintenance, things are moving around and there will be a new structure in place soon that reflects our new programme. It should be much easier to use. While we are working on it, please get in touch if you need help finding anything.
We provide high quality help, advice, support and training on planning and service delivery to councils. We help local government officers and councillors stay effective and up to date. We have a ‘sector led' improvement approach, where local authorities help each other to continuously improve.
If you're a councillor new or old we have lots of support for you in our councillor hub. Read about 'on the doorstep' issues (on topics such as Green Belt, Money and Rural Housing), briefings tailored for councillors and other support. Download them all for free.
Find an event
The way we work is changing, but we'll still be offering events, training & support across England. Come back to our Events & Support page shortly to find out more.
Plan making - direct support
We want to help councils get an up-to-date local plan in place as soon as possible so that places have a framework for making local decisions. We can work with officers and councillors on technical aspects, or 'softer' issues, as appropriate.