At three events in London, Liverpool and Nottingham we heard from a selection of speakers about strategic planning.
In 2018 there is a renewed energy around strategic planning and the production of joint plans. Councils are beginning to realise that some of the issues that delay and frustrate individual local plans can be more easily resolved through the use of a wider geographical footprint and a greater number of views around the table. This energy combined with elements of the revised NPPF mean that there is an increase in activity around strategic planning.
These events were part of a programme of work that PAS will be delivering to look at developing the skills, knowledge and experience for both local authority officers and members. We will be highlighting and developing best practice, sharing advice and producing tools to support joint plans to progress.
You can see the various presentations we used below - note that not all presentations were used at all events.