To most people planning committees are the public face of the planning service, so their decision making needs to be effective and transparent and to operate efficiently
In this section you will find information for councillors and materials for both committee members and committee clerks to help to achieve their goals. Planning and probity is something that often concerns councillors and officers alike. On this page we will post information about this topic.
Materials for committee clerks
Here are the materials we used; they cover an introduction to planning, decision making, motions and amendments, dealing with the public, interests an
Making defensible planning decisions
If your council would like to review, reflect and learn from some of its past decisions, we can support you on this.
Planning Leadership Essentials for 2016/17
These courses are intended to help leaders, deputy leaders, planning portfolio holders, and planning chairs to develop their knowledge and skill in planning, to keep up to date with planning issues and the responses to challenges from LPAs across the country.