Running a good planning committee is a challenge, but most chairs of committee just do the best job they can following the pattern established by their predecessor. Like any important council function, it should be periodically reviewed to ensure that it is an excellent 'shop window' for the council. We believe the best people to challenge a committee are fellow councillors and senior officers who can provide an external perspective.
- Scoping conversations to clarify objectives
- Committee visit
- Following day interviews with committee chair and head of planning + Q&A
- The purpose of the committee
- The format and process
- The 'customer experience'
- Roles & responsibilities
- Quality and improvement
Following the session, PAS will provide a very short report with the key recommendations for the benefit of the whole committee. A sample report is here:
The amount of preparation required is minimal for councils. The cost of this support varies depending on the sort of review you want and who we get to support the work. If you might be interested get in touch and we can see if we can help. firstname.lastname@example.org