Plan Making

We exist to help all councils get an up to date plan. To help we offer some councils direct support, and we also make many topic guides and toolkits.

In this section you will find a variety of materials for practitioners and councillors. We are expecting to need to update or remove several of our papers when there are changes to the way of calculating housing need and a 5 year land supply. 

Amendments to Use Class Order 2020

The Use Classes Order from 1st September 2020 is to be changed substantially and Lichfields have produced a useful guide to the changes.

Join the discussion on the PAS Forum.

Covid-19 - Planning Policy Officers discuss plan making during the lockdown:

The government has encouraged Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) to continue their plan making activities during the Covid-19 crisis - we asked 3 policy policy planners to discuss the particular challenges they are facing. We are very grateful to: 

  • Toby Forbes-Turner (Lincoln)
  • Nichola Watters (Rother)
  • Grant Rainey (Gateshead)
  • David Coleman (DAC Planning)