Councillor Briefing - Councillors new to planning

New councillors need to understand how planning impacts in their ward and how they can use planning to help their communities address local issues.

Our introductory briefing and written guide provide a clear introduction to planning and will get councillors past any perceived complexity so they can understand the most important elements of their role and the role of planning.

PAS & the LGA delivered the briefing on the introduction to planning for new councillors on 31st May 2023. The recording and presentation from the event can be viewed below.




A short leaflet explaining the planning process is also available and can be accessed below. This leaflet is based on the position in 2012 and requires updating.