A positive, proactive and responsive planning system focused on shaping places is vital for the future growth of our society. Where it works well, it is one of the best tools that we have to deliver the homes and jobs where they are needed, in our villages, towns and cities.
The Local Government Association’s new ‘Planning Positively through Partnership’ report which stresses the need for partnership in the planning system and among its six valuable points of learning to help get things right says: “It is important to actively involve communities and parish, town and ward councillors at an early stage of the planning process”. (See no.5)
This guidance may be helpful to you in your own engagement and discussions with your local planning authorities!