Planning for Place Programme Manager
Tel. 07908 930763
Tel. 07834 516824
Information about the planning system written specifically for elected members is available.
The Planning System in Scotland: an Introduction for Elected Members is a brochure covering the fundamentals of the planning system and the role of elected members. This presentation accompanies the brochure.
Information on the Key Agencies, specifically for elected members, has been prepared by the Key Agencies Group working with COSLA and the Improvement Service. The video below provides an overview of the role of the Key Agencies Group. There are also FAQs and information sheets on each of the agencies: Architecture + Design Scotland; Historic Scotland; SEPA; Scottish Natural Heritage, Scottish Water; and Transport Scotland.
Positive engagement: a guide for councillors - 2-page leaflet
Local Review Bodies fact sheet - provides key information on LRBs for elected members
Good practice for Local Review Bodies - advice published by the Scottish Government
Councillor's guide to urban design - development by CABE for elected members in England
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