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Streamlining Development Management


Irene Beautyman
Planning for Place Programme Manager

Tel. 07908 930763

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Trevor Moffat

Project Officer

Tel. 07834 516824

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Improving efficiency in the development management process through system reviews, implementing improved processes, and the use of information and communications technology. This event was aimed at local authority development management planners.


Take a look at the presentations from this event below.

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Attendee Feedback

“We are continuously reviewing systems and processes and this forum will assist our own reviews.”


“It’s always useful to hear how other authorities manage the systems.”


“3 Interesting presentations with food for thought.”


“Very engaging and relevant.”


“Very useful to hear different viewpoints from around the country.”


“Issues all current.”

Gillian McCarney, East Renfrewshire Council

Gillian McCarney reviews her use of the Development Management Toolkit produced by the Planning Advisory Service (England) to inform a staff action plan.

Nancy Jamieson and Damian McAfee, City of Edinburgh Council

Nancy Jamieson and Damian McAfee of City of Edinburgh Council share their experience of using lean processes to review a number of planning service functions.


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Malcolm MacLeod, Highland Council

Malcolm MacLeod (Highland Council) shares his experience in IT systems, in particular the opportunity for remote working systems and back office solutions for planning issues.


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This video looks at lean reviews of five processes within City of Edinburgh Council Planning and Building Standards

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