An Introduction to Planning

An introductory or refresher training session, for new councillors, or those that want to know more about the planning system. A particular focus on where and how Community and Town Councils can impact planning, and ensure the community voice is heard.

This training session runs for 2.5 hours, with a 15 minute break. It is fully interactive with opportunities for questions and answers throughout. Refreshments will be provided.

This training session will provide:

  • An overview of the planning system and key players involved
  • An explanation of the role of Community and Town Councils in planning
  • A look into community involvement in Local Development Plan preparation
  • Insight into how planning applications are decided
  • A description of recent changes to the planning system, including the introduction of pre-application community consultation and Place Plans
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