Making robust planning decisions which can be defended to the public and at appeal can be challenging. The ‘Localism' agenda has changed some expectations. If your council would like to review, reflect and learn from some of its past decisions, we can support you on this.
- Half-day session (3 hours), on-site at your council, with planning committee members (including substitutes) and other councillors, if interested
- Involvement of a councillor peer, if appropriate
- Minimum 10 attendees (to make this event really work)
- Improved decision making to deliver the Council's planning objectives, in line with policies
- Safeguarding the reputation of the council as a responsible decision maker
- Strengthening the processes and justification for making the decisions
- Reducing vulnerability on appeal
- Minimising the chance of cost awards.
Following the session PAS will prepare a short report of discussions, recommendations and actions agreed.
If you are interested in this support, please contact PAS:
Purpose and objectives
Making decisions: presentation and discussions
View the presentation here (or below this table):
|10 mins||Details of LPA local appeal(s) : LPA officer presentation|
Review of appeal case(s) issues raised : facilitated discussion
Summary, conclusions and recommendations : next steps
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