Key principles for good management

To complement the DM Challenge toolkit, we're making a series of 'key principles' for managing parts of the planning process. These have been produced by the PAS team with the help of peers and colleagues working closely with councils.

They are a useful and quick guide for practitioners, councillors and managers, and are not intended to show you ‘how to' do things but are prompts to challenge current ways of thinking and to promote useful and constructive conversations. They put forward some key principles to consider while you are making decisions about managing processes in the best way for your place. 


These are working documents and we intend to update them regularly as people use them and come up with more ideas. So, please use them, argue over them and let us know what you think. You might find them too basic - but we have been surprised at how often it's the basic principles which need to be reinforced.  

Contact if you have any comments or for more information.