Councillor Briefing - Planning Committees members

We have a wide range of briefings to cover the key issues to be addressed by planning committee members.

If there are other topics that we could usefully add to this list do let us know.


Making robust planning decisions which can be defended to the public and at appeal can be challenging. This presentation will help councillors better understand how to make sound and defensible planning decision in the context of ‘Localism'.


View the presentation on SlideShare


View the presentation on SlideShare

Effective pre-application discussions reap significant benefits for both councils and developers and councillors should be actively involved in these discussions. This presentation makes clear what's involved in pre-application discussions, looks at questions of probity and pre-determination and how you should work with developers and your community in pre-application discussions.

View the presentation on SlideShare here

In partnership with Cabe at Design Council we've created a councillor briefing session on planning and design. You can work through it yourself, or it can be delivered in a session.

It covers:

  • where design fits in the planning system

  • help with understanding the basics of good design and what makes good places

  • local authority good practice approaches to design.