Planning resources for councillors and parish councils

There is a wealth of information on the web to help Councillors and the general public understand the planning system. This web page gives links to some of these, as well as Member training presentations and details of some procedural matters.

The Planning Portal provides a useful introduction to how the planning system works, which may be of use to Councillors directly in their work or to pass on to members of the general public who may raise queries about the planning system. 

The Local Government Association has produced some relevant guidance - 

Planning decision making

In reaching planning decisions or recommendations, Councillors need to consider many issues, including:

Useful Planning websites

Planning procedural matters

Councillor planning training presentations and workshops

 Mobile phone operators plans


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