NALC creates a new webpage dedicated to planning
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has created a new section on its website to help local (parish and town) councils in their local engagement with the planning system.
The government has been undertaking its plan to reform England's planning system, mainly through its proposed Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill. Despite limited powers, local councils are vital in providing local perspectives on planning decisions. Many councils have created neighbourhood plans, giving them a stronger voice within the planning system. NALC has continuously highlighted the crucial work councils do on planning and continues to push them to have greater power and control over planning issues in their area.
The planning webpage has information on local councils' planning powers, case studies highlighting examples of how local councils have best used the planning system to help their communities, and valuable resources.