Planning Democracy have now published a report on the outcomes of a recent community council focus group on planning issues.
Following a survey of community councillors on planning issues, Planning Democracy and a small focus group discussed planning issues in more depth, including suggestions for improvement from the community councillors who attended the event.
The broad aims of the session were
a. To better understand how Community Councillors view planning and its challenges
b. To better understand the barriers to change for community councils
c. To begin developing our understanding of people’s understanding of public interest
d. To understand how Planning Democracy can better work with community councils to bring about change and ensure our advocacy work is informed by them
You can read the full report on the Planning Democracy website.