A collaborative approach to planning is now a must, which means establishing a dialogue with communities at the earliest opportunity and helping to shape emerging neighbourhood plans. We will need to educate communities on the tangible benefits that development will bring to their area in order for them to overcome their intrinsic opposition. All of us on the front line of planning know that this is going to be a challenge. Political Developments are ready to help you meet this challenge.
Please contact Jeremy Handel, (0207 491 9992) if you would like to arrange a meeting for you and your team on understanding localism and the ramifications of the Localism Act on pre-application consultation.