Councillor briefings

We've written briefings for councillors new to or involved in planning. Councillors needs vary; between councils, roles and length of experience. Our briefings are flexible enough to provide both basic information about the planning system and more specific requirements on particular topics. 

We've packaged the briefings to help guide you to the most appropriate ones for you. These groupings are not mutually exclusive and when preparing your briefing you might what to dip into other presentations to pick up more detailed information on different topics. If you have any queries, email:

User notes

  • The briefings should be used on a 'pick and mix' basis as appropriate for your audience 
  • A synopsis of each presentation is provided below with slide share
  • Speaker notes to accompany the presentations can be accessed by downloading the presentations.
We've also outlined some of the main changes to planning being proposed in the Housing and Planning Bill.  Use this presentation yourself, or to train others.