Held in London on the 4th of October 2016, this event was for planners who needed to understand the dynamics of politicians and the way Planning Committee works. This is an important developmental step for officers who need to place their professional role into a political context and avoid wasting time.
Designed and delivered with councillors delegates learnt:
-how councillors see planning, and their role in it
-what political engagement in policy means in practise
-how to write reports and prepare for planning committee
-how to present to councillors, and the purpose of debate
-a deeper understanding of the complementary but different roles performed by officers and members.