Councillor Events

PAS delivers a programme of councillor support focused on the different elements of planning.

When we announce details and dates of Planning specific sessions for councillors we publish them on this page.  Please also see our webpage dedicated to Planning Committee support

In addition, the LGA runs a wider support programme for councillors.


Planning Update for Councillors: Planning in 2024 - February 2024

We are working with the LGA political group offices to deliver dedicated group sessions for political group councillors to give an update on the planning process in 2024. 

In these hour and a half online sessions we will go through the most recent changes to the planning system, how local authorities will have to respond in 2024 in plan making, application decision making and planning for the environment, as well as introducing the work that LGA councillor peers undertake in planning.   

  • LGA Labour Group: tbc

We will also be recording the events and making them available via the PAS website if you cannot attend a session.

The LGA Conservative Group session occurred on 15th February and a recording and material from the session can be found here.

The LGA Independent Group session occurred on 23rd February and a recording and material can be accessed here.

The LGA Liberal Democrat Group session occurred on 27th February and a recording and material can be accessed here. 

These events are for local authority councillors only. When registering please use your LOCAL AUTHORITY.GOV.UK email address so we can verify your local authority role.