- PAS Heads of Planning and Rising Stars Conference
14th-15th July 2022
Presentations from our 2022 conference sessions are now available for people to access. Members of the PAS Team have also produced thoughts and outputs from some of the sessions, with additional information and resources: The PAS DM Challenge Toolkit, Planning for a Better Environment, Digital innovation in planning, Can planners help to save our town centres? and Storytelling for planners - shaping the narrative.
- Levelling-Up and Regeneration Bill
27th May 2022
We have put together some FAQs on the LURB. We're also intending to run some events later in the year.
- Nutrient neutrality - more councils receive advice
16th March 2022
Another 40 councils have received advice from Natural England that at least some of their area is covered by "nutrient neutrality" advice. To help councils consider and respond we've held a series of workshops and have a new updated web page.
- Biodiversity Net Gain – FAQs, presentations and resources including February 2022 biodiversity net gain consultation events
We ran a series of events for planners and councillors to launch our Defra project in Summer 2021. The slideshows from these workshops are available on our Biodiversity Net Gain events page and our summary highlights what local authorities are doing now and what they need to get ready for mandatory biodiversity net gain. We also have slides and recordings from our February 2022 events on Defra's biodiversity net gain consultation available. We have answered frequently asked questions with input from Natural England and Defra.
- PAS In Conversation... Anna Rose discusses the hot topics in planning today July 2022
S1, Ep4 - July 2022 - Planning Dream Team
Anna’s conversation in this episode is with Alice Lester MBE (Operational Director Regeneration, Growth & Employment at LB Brent), and Catriona Riddell (Catriona Riddell & Associates). Listen to Anna and her guests discuss the skills, attributes and qualities required to successfully lead, manage and deliver great planning services and great places.
- Future Proofing the Plan Making Process - Outputs from our latest Plan Making event series Feb 2022
PAS and planners discuss: what's like 'carrying on planning' right now? What are the reforms unlikely to change? What are the implications of 'pulling' the Local Plan?. Also tips for a smoother examination. Future Proofing the Plan Making Process.
- Development Management Challenge Toolkit - Updated guidance and practical health check toolkit
This latest version of the PAS Development Management Challenge Toolkit updates the original version that was prepared in 2015. It aims to provide a ‘health check’ for Planning Authorities and act as a simple way to develop an action plan for improvements to their Development Management service.
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